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Lovebird Sweater

Knitting
February 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Peerie chart pattern on larger needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1476 - 2460 yards (1350 - 2249 m)
32-1/2 (36-1/4, 40, 43-3/4, 47-1/2, 51)" finished bust circumference
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Interweave SKU: EP9487

The Lovebird Sweater owes its sweetly vintage style to peerie patterning, a lace hem, and a fitted shape. The sleeves appear to be set in, but are cleverly worked as part of the one-piece yoke—no steeking in this colorwork sweater! (Interweave)

Finished Size: 32 1/2 (36 1/4, 40, 43 3/4, 47 1/2, 51)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36 1/4”, modeled with 1 3/4” of positive ease.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 164 yd [150 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #8010 natural (MC), 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins; #9451 Lake Chelan heather (CC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Needles: Body—size 4 (3.5 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Edging—size 2 1/2 (3 mm): 16” cir and set of dpn.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 26 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in Peerie chart patt on larger needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits Spring 2014