Dandelion in a Breeze by Suvi Simola
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Dandelion in a Breeze

Knitting
July 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
810 - 1310 yards (741 - 1198 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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This oversized sweater is incredibly soft and lightweight. It’s worked seamlessly from top down, shaping the neck with short rows. The sleeves are extra long and get slightly wider at cuffs. The gauge is very loose and therefore I recommend using yarns that have a bit of fluff.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater:
34 ¾ (38 ¼, 41 ¾, 46 ¼, 49 ¾, 54 ¼)” / 88 (97, 106, 117.5, 126.5, 138) cm;
to fit 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 72 (82, 92, 102, 112, 122) cm bust.
The sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 6” / 15 cm of positive ease, which is already built into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
Quince & co Piper (305 yds / 279 m per 50 g skein,
50 % superfine Texas merino, 50 % super kid Texas mohair):
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Rock Springs as MC (main color)
1 skein Longhorn as CC (contrasting color)

or heavy laceweight yarn, approximately:

  • 615 (684, 747, 838, 910, 1005) yds / 562 (626, 683, 766, 832, 919) m MC
  • 195 (215, 235, 260, 280, 305) yds / 178 (196, 215, 237, 256, 279) m CC Because the gauge is very loose, I recommend using yarns that have a bit of fluff.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long for the neck ribbing and a longer one for the body ribbing (optional, you can use the shorter one, too)

  • two size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for the beginning of raglan shaping and 32” / 80 cm long for the rest of the raglans and body

  • size 7 US / 4.5 mm double pointed needles for the sleeves or the long circular needle above if using Magic Loop technique

  • size 4 US / 3.5 mm double pointed needles for the sleeve ribbing or a long circular needle if using Magic Loop technique

  • 4 stitch markers

  • row counter

  • waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches

  • tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
18 sts and 30 rnds in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm.