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Ballet Cashmere

A graceful and elegant cashmere and silk pullover to last forever.

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This reversible cashmere-silk sweater is so elegant and light, so precious yet so strong, that it seems suited to a ballerina, or to anyone who wants to exude that kind of grace. Sally Melville designed the sweater so that it would be interesting but not overly challenging to knit, so that the maker could enjoy the experience of working with the luxurious yarn without what she calls "too much chart-chasing." She also wanted the finished piece to be long-lasting, a classic, to protect the investment in the yarn. In keeping with this desire, the neckline (V-neck on one side and rounded on the other) can be worn with either side in front.
Finished Size: 34 1/2 (37 1/2, 41, 44)" (87.5 [95, 104, 112] cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 37 1/2" (95 cm).
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill/Cashmere America Cashmere and Silk (80% cashmere, 20% silk; 228 yd [208 m]/50 g): natural, 5 (5, 6, 6) skeins.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 28 sts and 46 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern st on larger needles.
Needles: Body and Sleeves-Size 3 (3.25 mm). Neckband-Size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Winter 2000/2001

SKU: EP1023

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sally Melville

Format: eProject