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Hunger for Rampion Pullover

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1323 - 1911 yards (1210 - 1747 m)
31¼ (33½ , 35¾ , 39, 41¼ , 43½ , 45¾ )" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 33½ ".
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

A young mother-to-be so hungers for the root of the rampion plant (in German, Rapunzel) that she asks her husband to steal a portion from their unfriendly neighborhood enchantress, a transgression that eventually leads to Rapunzel’s tower imprisonment. A prince so hungers for the girl Rapunzel that he risks the wrath of the same sorceress by climbing up Rapunzel’s long braids into the tower. Rapunzel proves the heroine of the story, as she not only survives in the wilderness after her escape from the tower, but ultimately restores the prince’s sight with her magic tears. Rapunzel’s sweater evokes her famous hair in elegant rope cables that cascade over the bodice and sleeves.

NOTES

  • The lace pattern is worked slightly differently at the front neck (where there is a double yarnover at the apex of the diamond) and at the cuffs (where there is a single yarnover at that point). This makes the cuff pattern less open. In both cases, two stitches are worked into the yarnover (double and single) in the following round.
  • Work Rows 1–40 of Front chart once, then repeat Rows 41–56 as needed.
  • The body shaping may be customized by changing the number and frequency of the decreases and increases.
  • The body and sleeve lengths may be worked shorter or longer by adjusting the number of cable pattern repeats.
  • Beware of changes in length after blocking if using the suggested yarn, as it has a tendency to get longer. Keep blocked row gauge in mind when working to lengths specified in the pattern.

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