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Vibrant child's sweater decorated with concentric circles
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Description
The yoke of this vibrant child's sweater is decorated with cheerful concentric circles. Simple chain-stitch embroidery around the knitted-in circle motifs gives them added dimension and a smooth outline. The body of the sweater is worked in knit-and-purl ladder-stitch patterns interspersed with simple cable panels. Bright garter-stitch stripes punctuate the design and border the hem, sleeves, and collar. After finishing the sweater, the designer washed it gently in her machine to even out any irregularities in the embroidery and to give the sweater a soft semifelted surface.

SKU: EP1791

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Nicholas

Format: eProject

Details
Finished Size: 28 (30, 32, 34)" (71 [76, 81.5, 86.5] cm) chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 32" (86.5 cm).
Yarn: Goddess Julia (50% wool, 25% kid mohair, 25% alpaca; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #4936 blue thyme (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7) balls; #B118 espresso (dark brown) and #2983 magenta, 1 ball each; #2163 golden honey (gold) and #2250 French pumpkin (orange), 2 (2, 3, 3) balls each.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: Fabric will shrink about 3% in width and 6% in length when washed. Gauge before washing: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in snakes and ladders patt on larger needles; 22 sts and 23 1/2 sts = 4" (10 cm) in Fair Isle circle patt on larger needles; 18 1/2 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in ridge patt on smaller needles. Gauge after washing: 19 1/2 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in snakes and ladders patt on larger needles; 23 sts and 25 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Fair Isle circle patt on larger needles; 19 sts and 38 rows = 4" (10 cm) in ridge patt on smaller needles.
Needles: Body and sleeves-Size 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm). Neck edging-Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2003

SKU: EP1791

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Nicholas

Format: eProject