Thistle Leaf Pullover by Kathleen Dames

Thistle Leaf Pullover

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
575 - 1290 yards (526 - 1180 m)
Chest circumference: 28 {32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52} inches/71.1 {81.3, 91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1} cm
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD
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When stretched over your pretty curves, Thistle Leaf Lace truly shines. Simple stockinette sleeves and a delicate rollneck keep the focus on you and your fabulous shape (all without the challenge of waist-shaping in lace). This modern version of a classic Victorian lace is a perfect layering piece you’ll be thrilled to add to your wardrobe.

This pattern is part of a bundle of four inspired by The Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters in New York City. Thistle Leaf Pullover comes from the magnificent tapestry known as The Unicorn in Captivity, where the Unicorn lounges amidst mille-fleurs, including a single white thistle just in front of the right side of his fence.

Pattern is provided in both charted and written formats professionally formatted (by me!) to ensure you have everything you need to create your own beautiful Thistle Leaf Pullover.

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s XS {S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X} (shown in size M with 4 inches negative ease)
Chest circumference: 28 {32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52} inches/71.1 {81.3, 91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1} cm

Materials
madelinetosh tosh sock (100% Merino; 395 yds/361 m per 3.53oz/100g); color: Ms. Taylor; 2 {2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4} skeins {approx. 575 (680, 790, 930, 1050, 1170, 1290) yds}
US6/4.0 mm 29-inch circular needle
Set of US6/4.0 mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
Waste yarn
Stitch markers
Removable stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 stitches x 28 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing
Working from charted or written instructions

Thanks!
Technical Editing: Rachel Brown
Test Knitting: BillS25, frankiepaige, jessicakunttu, jgeorgieff07, puddinknits