The Secret Garden by Michele Rose Orne
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The Secret Garden

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The Secret Garden pullover, designed by Michele Rose for Classic Elite in 1993, is a fun and interesting knit with ample opportunity to practice your finishing skills. This oversized patchwork pullover fits perfectly with fashion trends today. Knit in a mix of summery yarns, this design is a great stash buster. Shown in neutrals but you can use your imagination and make it as colorful as you like.


Skill Level
Experienced

Sizes
One Size

Finished Measurements
Bust: Approx 46”

Yarn
Calista by Classic Elite Yarns
(100% mercerized cotton; 50 g = approx 142 yards)
A – 2 balls 3416 Mushroom
B – 2 balls 3403 Silver

Canyon by Classic Elite Yarns
(85% Cotton, 15% Alpaca; 50 g = approx 150 yards)
C – 2 hanks 3706 Arroyo
D – 2 hanks 3716 Milkweed
E – 2 hanks 3703 Mesquite

Firefly by Classic Elite Yarns
(75% Viscose, 25% Linen; 50 g = approx 155 yards)
F – 2 balls 7706 Linum
G – 2 balls 7703 Silver

Provence by Classic Elite Yarns
(100% mercerized Egyptian cotton; 50 g = approx 102 yards)
H – 3 hanks 5816 Natural

Soft Linen by Classic Elite Yarns
(35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca; 50 g = approx 137 yards)
I – 3 balls 2203 Dove
J – 3 balls 2275 Linen

Song by Classic Elite Yarns
(50% Cotton, 50% Wool; 50 g = approx 110 yards)
K – 2 balls 2503 Ash
L – 2 balls 2575 Gray
M – 2 balls 2516 Ecru

Needles
Knitting needles in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Circular knitting needle (16”) and dpn in one size smaller to work edging.
Cable needle (cn)

Gauge
• Arrowhead Lace: 5¾ sts and 9 rows = 1”.
• Blackberry Bobble: 7 sts and 8 rows = 1”.
• Raisin Stitch: 5 sts and 6¾ rows = 1”.
• Ridge Stitch: 5¾ sts and 8½ rows = 1”.
• Triple Bud Chart: 6½ sts and 8¼ rows = 1”.
• The Cloisters: 6 sts and 8 rows = 1”.
• Vortex chart: 5¼ sts and 7½ rows = 1”.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.