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Purl Soho Friendly Fair Isle Sweater

Knitting
February 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
609 - 783 yards (557 - 716 m)
Four Sizes: Women's XSmall (Small, Medium, Large)
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MATERIALS

  • Main Color (MC): 7 (8, 8, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino (each skein: 87 yards/100 grams). We used the color Sea Salt. (http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8944-Purl-Soho...)
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino (each skein: 87 yards/100 grams). We used the color Super Pink. (http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8944-Purl-Soho...)
  • A US #11, 32-inch circular needle
  • A US #11, 16-inch circular needle
  • A set of US #11 double pointed needles
  • 4 stitch markers (1 of which is of a different color or type to indicate beginning of round)
  • 4 stitch holders or scrap yarn

GAUGE
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES
The Friendly Fair Isle Sweater is designed with 4 inches of ease. It can, of course, be worn tighter with a 2-inch ease or looser with a 6-inch ease. Please pay close attention to the finished dimensions below when choosing which size to knit!

For a Women’s XSmall (Small, Medium, Large)…

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 22 3/4 (23, 23 1/4, 24) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 13 inches
  • Finished Length from Cuff to Armhole: 18 1/2 (18 1/2, 19, 19) inches