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Dylan Goes Electric

Knit a manly pullover that honors the reverberations of electric guitars.

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Karen Baumer grew up listening to classical music, but as an adult she came to appreciate popular music, especially the work of Bob Dylan. The title of this sweater refers to the pivotal moment at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 when he "went electric." For Karen, the wavy ribs represent the vibration of electric guitar strings, as well as the shock waves that ensued when Dylan broke with acoustic tradition and plugged in his guitar. The back, front, and sleeves are knitted separately. The simple funnel neck makes for a classic, comfy shape that is sure to bring rave reviews.
Finished Size: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" (86.5 [96.5, 106.5, 117, 127] cm) chest/bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 42" (106.5 cm).
Yarn: Cascade Sierra (80% cotton, 20% wool; 191 yd [175 m]/100 g): #62 kelp, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 26 sts and 26 rows
Needles: Body and Sleeves: Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Edging: Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16" (40-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP0045

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Baumer

Format: eProject