Persica by Megan Nodecker


September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
680 - 1280 yards (622 - 1170 m)
XS - 5X; 23.75"-52" Finished Bust Measurement
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Persica is a fitted sweater featuring a unique v-neck lace yoke. It is knit from the top down and in the round using a merino nettle blend for a lighter feeling fabric, perfect for fall and spring. It has a fitted body with shaping at the waist and hips, and bracelet length sleeves that fall just above the wrist. It combines many different techniques, some you may know and some you may not, but don’t worry, there’s instructions for all of them (as well as video tutorial links).

This pattern is split into 2 PDFs for ease of reading. One is for sizes XS-XL and one is for 2X-5X. Both PDFs are included with your download.

Needles & Notions
US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 6 / 4 mm circular knitting needles and/or double pointed knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge), tapestry needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders.

20.5 sts and 29 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles, knit in the round and blocked.

Yarn Used
Ancient Arts Nettle Soft DK 68% Superwash Merino 32% Nettle; 100 g / 263 yards / 240 m in
Roaring Twenties.

Sweater is to be worn with 0-4” / 0-10 cm negative ease at bust. Model is wearing size XL with 4” / 10 cm negative ease.

Yardage and Measurements
Check the last photo for yardage, schematic and measurements