Ground Pepper by Suvi Simola
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Ground Pepper

Knitting
May 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1023 - 1695 yards (935 - 1550 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) (see notes section below for more information)
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Classic V-neck sweater with little details that make it special. Beautiful chain-like raglan increases and faux seams on body and sleeves, along with endless possibilities in color combination, make this a piece to knit over and over again.
The sweater is worked in four different colors (shown in gradient set), the upper body back and forth, the rest of the body and sleeves in the round.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 31 (35, 39, 43, 46 ¼, 50 ¼)” / 79 (89, 99, 109, 117.5, 128) cm; to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 72 (82, 92, 102, 112, 122) cm.
The sweater is designed to be worn with 3” / 7.5 cm of positive ease for sizes XS, S, M and L and with 2 ¼” / 6 cm of positive ease for sizes XL and XXL. The positive ease is already built into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
Dandelion Rosy Sport (350 yds / 320 m per 100 g skein, 100 % organic merino wool), approximately:
204 (245, 274, 312, 351, 435) yds / 186 (224, 250, 286, 321, 398) m C1
258 (287, 316, 348, 374, 410) yds / 235 (262, 289, 319, 342, 375) m C2
246 (273, 324, 329, 353, 384) yds / 225 (250, 296, 301, 322, 351) m C3
315 (348, 375, 408, 433, 466) yds / 288 (318, 343, 373, 396, 426) m C4

Shown in Gradient set with black speckles where C1 is the darkest shade and C4 the lightest.
This yarn is currently not available but since the gradient and speckled yarns are very popular at the moment, it’s easy to find a substitute if you’d like to make a sweater similar to the sample.

for a solid color version, you need approximately 1023 (1153, 1289, 1397, 1511, 1695) yds / 934 (1054, 1178, 1279, 1381, 1550) m of Sport weight yarn.

NEEDLES
size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long for the raglans and body
size 4 US / 3.5 mm double pointed needles for the sleeves or the long circular needle above if using Magic Loop technique
two size 2 ½ US / 3 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for the neck ribbing and a longer one for the body ribbing (optional, you can use the shorter one, too)
size 2 ½ US / 3 mm double pointed needles for the sleeve ribbing or a long circular needle if using Magic Loop technique

NOTIONS
4 regular stitch markers
1 removable stitch marker (optional)
row counter
waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches
tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
24 sts and 32 rows in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm