This is the Trendy version of the Purple Passion Pullover from the July 2010 issue of Crochet! magazine.
This garment is made with a negative ease measurement of 5”. Note that the finished garment measurement is shown in the pattern. This measurement is not the intended bust size. For instance, the size large garment measures 35” in circumference but is intended for a size 40” bust. The garment is intended to fit bust sizes XS (28”), S (32”), M (36”) and L (40”). The finished measurement of the garment is less than the “to fit” size. The garment stretches significantly. If you are unfamiliar with negative ease, it is when the finished garment is less than the body measurement. The finished garment will be less than the actual body measurement. Think of panty hose, which is the most obvious use of negative ease. It stretches to fit.
This design is available in the Web Bonuses section of the July 2010 issue of Crochet! magazine. You will need the special code from the hard copy or your CGOA member number or a digital subscription in order to access it.
Note that the yarn substitutions provided in the pattern were provided by the publisher, not by the designer. The designer has not tested these substitutions and cannot confirm or deny that they are viable substitutes.