Pattern description from The Best of Interweave Knits: “In two far-flung corners of the world - Burma, tucked between India and Southeast Asia, and South Africa, home to the Ndebele people - women have for centuries worn brass rings around their necks. Barbara Venishnick took these rings as an inspiration and knitted them into a sweater in soft merino wool. The body of this pullover is worked in the round; the sleeves are worked flat from the cuffs to the armholes, then joined to the yoke, which is also worked in the round and punctuated with reverse stockinette-stitch color bands for texture. The hemmed picot edges hang straight to give the pullover a loose, comfortable fit.”
Finished Size: 44 (46, 48)” (112 117, 122 cm) bust/chest circumference.
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% merino superwash wool; 85 yd 77 m/50 g): #004 charcoal (MC), 13 (14, 15) balls; #010 russet (A), #009 nectar (B), #014 Dijon (C), #008 earth (D), 1 ball each.
Needles: Body and sleeves - size 8 (5 mm): 24” and 16” (60 and 40 cm) circular (cir). Edging - size 6 (4 mm): 24” and 16” cir (60 and 40 cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook.