Marcel's Sweater by Veronik Avery

Marcel's Sweater

September 2003
DK (11 wpi) ?
31.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in arrowhead pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1498 - 2354 yards (1370 - 2152 m)
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Errata for: Interweave Knits magazine pattern

Errata for: Best of Interweave book pattern

From the magazine: The idea for this fitted sweater came to Veronik Avery while her husband Marcel, an actor, was playing a “voyageur” for a Canadian TV program. A voyageur was a fur trader who traveled by canoe through the Canadian wilderness in the early 1800s, and typically wore an Indian belt woven in an arrowhead pattern. Veronik picked up on the idea and used a knitted arrowhead pattern in a simple pullover design that takes full advantage of the characteristics of the stitch pattern. She twisted the stitches in the tilting lines to make them more distinct and allowed the arrowheads to form soft points at the neck and sleeve edges. For meticulously neat hems, she used a tubular cast-on and sewn bind-off.