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Sunniva

Knitting
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
880 - 2200 yards (805 - 2012 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
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Sunniva was designed to fill a wardrobe gap and close a gap. I love button down blouses and cardigans as wardrobe staples, but the unfortunate gaping that occurs at times can make them problematic. I wanted to make a sweater that would be modeled on a tee shirt - easy to pull on and wear - but with the stylistic look of a button down blouse; something that would be equally appropriate for casual wear or in more formal situations. The idea of a side shaped tee with a false button placket stuck in my mind and wouldn’t leave. Sunniva offers a wide range of options to the knitter with two sleeve choices and an optional lace collar. Although it is simple to knit, the false placket keeps it from becoming boring. I hope you enjoy your sweater as much as I’ve been enjoying mine!

SIZES
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches at bust with zero to negative ease - pick your size or smaller

MATERIALS
for flutter sleeve sweater:
2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Malabrigo Sock (100% Superwash
Merino; 440 yds per 100g skein)

for puff sleeve:
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Orange Flower Merino/Nylon Sock (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 460 yds per 100g skein) Shown in OrangeFlower 4 ply BFL, currently unavailable

  • 1 set 3 mm 24” or 32” circular needles (listed as U.S. size 2 or 2.5, depending on the brand)
  • 1 set 3mm dpns or long circular for Magic Loop
  • waste yarn in contrasting color
  • tapestry needle
  • 10 stitch markers in various colors
  • 5 5/8 inch buttons

GAUGE
28 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

Tech edited by Lauren Cross