Modern Chain Maille by Alison Stewart-Guinee
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Modern Chain Maille

Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Chain Maille stitch pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
385 - 495 yards (352 - 453 m)
6 months to 8 years

This yoked sweater is a quick knit. It is knit in the round, from the bottom up and is completely seamless. The stitch pattern, two rows of stockinette followed by a row of reverse stockinette, really mimics the look of chain maille. The soft, washable yarn used in this pattern is truly lovely. It feels great in your hands and is so bulky that the sweater practically flies off the needles. Quick and easy, this sweater is a great weekend knitting project.

For those of you who have asked, I purchased the lion’s head clasps for this sweater at Mass Avenue Knit Shop in Indianapolis, Indiana. They have a large collection of clasps, buttons and closures and will happily ship orders.

Photos by Matt Bowen for Wiley Publishing 2009.