Saccharum by Becky Herrick
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Saccharum

Knitting
October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16.25 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
660 - 1760 yards (604 - 1609 m)
Bust: 31 (35, 39, 43.75, 47.75, 51.75, 55.75, 60.5, 64.5)”

March’s vest honors the very first harvest of the season - maple sap runs through the veins of our sugar maples while snow still blankets the ground. This pattern is paired with a recipe for mini maple pavlovas.

The name Saccharum is derived from the latin name for the sugar maple tree. This is a fitted vest meant to be worn with as close to zero ease as possible. The ribbing at the back grows into maple trees at the shoulders and provides a touch of added shaping. Leaf trim borders the front and is used for the buttonholes as well.

Sizes
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X); shown in XS Intended to be worn with 0” / 0 cm of ease.
Bust: 31 (35, 39, 43.75, 47.75, 51.75, 55.75, 60.5, 64.5)”

Materials
Imperial Yarn Columbia; color: Desert Landscape; 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins
4 toggle buttons

Needles and Notions
32-inch US #8/5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers
Yarn needle

additional gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in 2x2 ribbing

Required Skills
Basic knitting skills
Following charts
Cable stitches
three needle bind off