Begonia Pullover by Allison Jane

Begonia Pullover

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1476 - 2624 yards (1350 - 2399 m)
36 (41½, 47, 52½, 58¼)" circumference at underarm. Sweater shown measures 36"; modeled with 1" of positive ease.

The one-piece Begonia Pullover begins at the bottom with a leaf lace pattern that’s worked around the body and shifts to a broken-rib-stitch pattern that fl ows up through the ballet neck. There is no waist shaping, and the long sleeves and body are joined for raglan-shoulder shaping in the heavenly baby alpaca-silk yarn.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 36 (41½, 47, 52½, 58¼)“ circumference at underarm. Sweater shown measures 36”; modeled with 1” of positive ease.

Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo (80% baby alpaca, 20% mulberry silk; 164 yd (150 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): petroglyph grey, 9 (10, 12, 14, 16) balls.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 35 rnds = 4” in Broken Rib.

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  • The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the raglan shaping.