River is the perfect sweater for when you want something casual to throw on with jeans, but still want to look pulled together. The wide v-neck and rib patterning across the back and sleeves make it very flattering for most body types.
This design employs manipulation of the variegated yarn by alternating skeins every 2 rows/rounds over the sleeves and back, while using only one skein at a time over the front. This creates a variation in the patterning of the yarn in the different sections of the sweater.
To enhance this effect, the back and sleeves are worked in a wide rib, while the front is worked in St st.
The sleeves are worked by picking up stitches around the armhole and working down to the cuff, which reduces bulk in the armhole and makes the sleeve length easily adjustable.
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34.75 (38, 41, 44.25, 47.5)” chest circumference
22 (22, 23, 24, 24)” length
6 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins Shibui Merino Worsted (100% merino; 191 yds per 100 g skein)
Sample shown in Stone
Size 7 (4.5mm) needles
Size 7 (4.5mm) dpn
Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 16”
Split ring marker
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” in St st on size 7 needle