Michele's Southwestern-motif Sweater by Lorna Miser

Michele's Southwestern-motif Sweater

Knitting
March 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1575 - 2700 yards (1440 - 2469 m)
Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60) inches
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Errata available: lornamiser.blogspot.com

Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “Michele’s design style was distinctive. She loved living in Arizona, and the southwest style influenced her work. Her designs often seem more difficult to knit than they really are. her pattern instructions are incredibly detailed, and written for a wide range of sizes. There’s a comfortable ‘wearability’ to Michele’s style of sweater. My sweater follows many of Michele’s design approaches: it’s knit seamlessly,l it’s fun and interesting to knit (while appearing to require more skill than it actually does), and the colors and design are reminiscent of her life in Arizona.”

Skill Level: Experienced

Size: Women’s XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60) inches
  • Length (total body): 23 (24, 25, 26) (27, 28, 29) inches

Materials:

  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash wool; 225 yd/205m per 4 oz skein), one (one, one, one) (two, two, two) skeins Glenwood #105 (MC), one skein Grapevine #3ns (CC1), one skein Poppy #50nc (CC2), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins Turquoise #22ns (CC3)
  • One 16-inch US #7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • One 29-inch US #7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • One set of four or five US #7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inch in Stockinette st

Notes:

  • Sweater body and sleeves are knit in the round, separately up to the underarm, then all are joined and worked seamlessly to neck.
  • One stitch marker should be a unique color to indicate beginning of the round.