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Meltwater Pullover

Interweave Knits, Spring 2014
Knitting
February 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in in St st on larger needle.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1280 - 2080 yards (1170 - 1902 m)
32 3/4 (37, 40 3/4, 45, 48 3/4, 53)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 37", modeled with 2 1/2" of positive ease.

Designer Kate Gagnon Osborn

Finished Size 32 3/4 (37, 40 3/4, 45, 48 3/4, 53)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 37”, modeled with 2 1/2” of positive ease.

Yarn The Fibre Company Savannah (50% wool, 20% cotton, 15% linen, 15% soya; 160 yd 146 m/1 3/4 oz 50 g): natural (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins; denim (CC1), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; seafoam (CC2), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): 40” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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

Gauge 22 sts and 31 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle.

The Icelandic lopapeysa is reinterpreted here in a transeasonal wool blend, buoyed by the addition of cotton, linen, and soya fibers. Worked bottom-up with a circular yoke and dichromatic colorwork, the Meltwater Pullover makes a classic for modern times.