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Braided sweater

Knitting
January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
744 - 1301 yards (680 - 1190 m)
2 (4) 6 (8) 10 years

A warm sweater to pull on when cold weather suddenly arrives. The braids are easy to learn; the sweater looks significantly more complicated than it is.

MEASUREMENTS
Length: 12.5 (15) 16.5 (18) 20 inches / 32 (38) 42 (46) 48 cm
Circumference: 25 (25.5) 28 (30) 34 inches / 64 (65) 72 (77) 86 cm
Arm length: 9.5 (11) 12.5 (15) 16.5 inches / 24 (28) 32 (38) 42 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn: 8 (10) 11 (12) 14 skeins, 50 g / 1.7 oz. of a medium thick cotton yarn (about 85 m per 50 g / 1.7 oz)
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm; US 6 / 4 mm; Cable needle

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows = 4x4 inches / 10x10 cm in pattern on US 6 / 4 mm needles.