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Swell Sweater

Graduated needle sizes create the effect of ruffles.

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The designer has used an ingenious method to shape this graceful sweater and give an open, lacey feel to its slightly flared bottom and cuffs. She casts on with large needles, then, working continuously in stockinette stitch, she changes to progressively smaller needles as she knits her way up. The sweater is worked in the round to the armholes, and from there the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders. A row of single crochet around the neck maintains the uncluttered lines of this easy and elegant pullover.
Finished Size: 36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51) (91.5 [99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5] cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 39 (99 cm).
Yarn: Euroflax Heathers (100% linen; 150 yd [137 m]/100 g): #16-2872 chamomile, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins. Yarn distributed by Louet Sales..
Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4 (10 cm) in St st worked in the round on size 9 (5.5-mm) needles, after blocking.
Needles: Body and sleeves?-Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24 (60-cm) circular (cir). Edging-Sizes 10 1/2, 13, 15, 17, and 19 (6.5 [9, 10, 12, and 15]-mm): 24 (60-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size H/8 (4.75-mm) crochet hook.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Spring 2004

SKU: EP1346

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cindy Taylor

Format: eProject