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River Birch

Knitting
August 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
970 - 1360 yards (887 - 1244 m)
Approximate Chest Measurement: 34”, (38, 42, 46, 50)
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A women’s fitted pullover featuring an attractive leaf lace panel at the center front and travelling up the sleeves. The eye-catching collar can be rolled up or down, depending upon the look desired. Sleeves are elbow length and feature a puffed cap. The lace stitch pattern along the sleeves and the center panel create the look of long leaves.
The body is worked flat in one piece. The front panel is sewn on afterwards to give structure and make the pullover suitable for intermediate knitters.

To Fit Ladies Size: S, (M, L, XL, XXL)
Approximate Chest Measurement: 34”, (38, 42, 46, 50)
Length: 22”, (23, 24, 25, 26)
Sleeves (at underarm): 10”, all sizes.

Materials
970, (1060, 1160, 1280, 1360)—yards DK weight yarn, I used The Fibre Company Acadia (145 yards each), in color Kelp

  • US size 3 & 5 long straight or long circular knitting needles
  • stitch holder or spare needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • sewing needle

Gauge
22 sts, 30 rows =4” in st st on size 5 needles
20 sts, 48 rows= 4” in garter stitch (knit every row) on size 3 needles
22 sts, 27 rows= 4” in long leaf lace pattern on size 5 needles