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Renaissance Sweater is a warm but sleek sweater for the winter, with vertical ribbing stripes providing a slimming profile. The puff sleeves add a vintage look, and the picot edgings on the sleeves and keyhole neckline bring a touch of romance without excess flounces.
The sweater is worked from the bottom up. Directions are given for working flat, or for working body and sleeves in the round up to the armholes, and flat thereafter. Some sets of instructions pertain to both construction methods, while others apply only to one or the other. All instructions are clearly marked as to which method they apply. The picot hem of the sleeves is achieved during casting-on, while the neckline edging is worked after constructing the body. Instructions are provided for working the neckline edging by both crochet and knit methods.
Chest: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 71.1 (81.3, 91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 122, 132) cm.
Length: 22.3 (23, 23.5, 24, 24.7, 25.25, 25.8)” / 56.6 (58.4, 59.7, 61, 62.7, 64.1, 65.5) cm.
Sweater is designed to be worn with 0-1”/ 0-2.5 cm. positive ease. Shown in Size S.
Full schematic is shown in pattern pictures at left.
Yarn: 800 (900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1350, 1500) yards./ 730 (830, 920, 1010, 1150, 1240, 1370) meters. Worsted weight. 100% wool yarn recommended.
Shown in Plymouth Yarn Galway Highland Heathers. This yarn is now discontinued, but may be substituted with Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.
Needles and Gauges:
US #7 / 4.5mm., or size needed to obtain gauge: 19 stitches x 24 rows = 4 x 4”/ 10.2 x 10.2 cm. in stockinette stitch.
US #8 / 5mm., or size needed to obtain gauge: 19 stitches x 24 rows = 4 x 4”/ 10.2 x 10.2 cm. in (k2, p2) ribbing, when stretched (stitches are quite elastic).
For working in the round, both circular needles should be the appropriate lengths for working the sleeves (7-17”/ 17.7-43.2 cm. circumference) and for working the body (28-52”/ 71-132 cm. circumference).
Size F / 3.75mm crochet hook (optional, for crocheted picot neckline).
The abbreviations page, which lists techniques used, is shown in the pattern pictures at left. Additionally, a picot cast-on is used for the sleeve hems, for which brief directions are provided. Both knit and crochet instructions are provided for working the picot edging at the neckline. Some shapings are worked simultaneously, so care should be taken to read instructions before starting.
Pattern is 6-page PDF with one cover page, on page of materials/ abbreviations, 3 pages of instructions, and one schematic page.