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Amaro

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, finished blocked fabric
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1050 - 1750 yards (960 - 1600 m)
30.75(33,35,37.5,39.5,41.5,43.75)(46,48.75,50.25,52.5,54.75)” Actual finished bust size.
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Amaro is a simple pullover that could be worn all year, but I was thinking late summer when I knit this. Pretty much exactly as Melissa wore it on Cape Cod - after a day of swimming, with a bright tank and shorts for when when the sun goes down and the wind blows across the sand.

It’s got an easy fit, a split hem, a classic shape, and an open, flattering neckline. I combined those elements with a bold lace repeat to create a simple, but modern sweater that will go with anything.

I wanted to play with construction a bit, so this seamless saddle shoulder is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s percentage system, but modified just a bit. Knit in Shalimar Yarn’s Breathless DK, the fabric has a touch of sheen and a soft easy drape – plus, it’s warm and light and perfect for a cool summer evening.

If you’d like to purchase a kit with both yarn and a Ravelry coupon to download the pattern for $4, there will be a Shalimar Update on Wednesday, July 23, right HERE. You can order a sweater’s quantity of the Breathless DK in the color of your choice, and the coupon code will be sent in your confirmation email.

If you have yarn on hand, the pattern itself is available on Rav.

Actual yardage per size is below;

Sizes: 30.75(33,35,37.5,39.5,41.5,43.75)(46,48.75,50.25,52.5, 54.75)” Measurement is finished bust size.

For a fit as shown, pick the size that would give you 3” of ease at bust. It could easily be worn with more or less ease for a different silhouette.

Yardage: 1050(1100,1150,1200,1250, 1300,1350)(1400,1450, 1500,1550,1650,1750) yds needed.