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Lotus Tee

Knitting
December 2008
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 - 2300 yards (1189 - 2103 m)
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52
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A classic pullover with charming touches of colorwork: lotus flowers in front and around wrists and a vine winding around the left upper arm, also I-cord trim and pretty cable decreases.

This pattern, previously only available with the kit, can now be purchased as a solo pdf. The pattern has been rewritten and reformatted and includes a wider range of sizes.

Construction: Lotus Tee is worked flat in pieces from the bottom and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Shaping at underarms, sleeve caps and neckline is worked using cable decreases. Short rows shape the shoulders. Live stitches on front shoulders are “grafted” to bound-off stitches on back for a seamless-looking yet stable seam. Attached I-cord edges sleeves, hem and neckline.

Finished Sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52)” chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 36”, worn with 2” ease on model and 0 ease on dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits Nirvana 3-ply twig, espresso, charcoal or earth: 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) 50-gm skeins, plus 1 20-gm skein each of: Nirvana berry, cedar and wren; Eden curry and rose; and Angelic tomato. Shown in twig.

Gauge: 26 sts and 35 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Skills needed: reading charts, stranded color work, intarsia, cables (for cable decreaes), short rows, grafting, I-cord, embroidery.

Techniques used:Stranded color work, intarsia, cables (for cable decreases), short rows, I-cord, embroidery.

Pattern includes:Written instructions for sweater, colorwork patterns in charted format only, schematic, glossary.