Like the Swallow by Paige Reisenfeld

Like the Swallow

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch and Little Birds pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
692 - 1235 yards (633 - 1129 m)
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“Like the Swallow” is a fingering weight pullover with a textured slipped stitch pattern that looks like little birds. The back is worked first to the underarms, then stitches are picked up from the cast-on edge and the fronts are worked individually. The fronts are then joined at the neck and worked together until the underarm, where the back and front are joined together to work in the round to the end. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and shaped with short rows into one of two sleeve options: a bell sleeve worked on larger needles or a simple fitted stockinette sleeve. There is also an option to work it as a tanktop.

It is designed to fit with 1” of negative ease at the bust.

Modeled garment is a 34”/86cm shown on a 33”/83.8cm high bust and a 34”/86cm full bust.

The Little Birds pattern is charted and written out.

26 stitches and 36 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette and the Little Birds pattern

Fingering weight yarn
1 29”/74cm US 3/3.25mm circular needle for body
1 29”/74cm US 2/2.75mm circular needle for ribbing
Set of US 3/3.25mm dpns if you prefer that to Magic Loop for small circumferences OR
1 29”/74cm US 4/3.5mm circular needle for bell sleeve
1 29”/74cm US 5/3.75mm circular needle for bell sleeve
waste yarn or stitch holders, stitch markers, row counter
tapestry needle for weaving in ends