Three Second Kiss by Becky Wilkins

Three Second Kiss

September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
900 - 2025 yards (823 - 1852 m)
27.75 (33, 36.75, 41, 44, 48.5, 52.75, 57.5)” bust circumference
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Inspired by the bohus sweaters popular during this era the Three Second Kiss sweater is worked in angora and cashmere blend yarns with knit and purl patterning in the color work yoke and cuffs. Only two colors are worked in any one round to keep the knitting (somewhat) more simple.

Construction notes
This sweater is worked seamlessly in the round with turned hems and a circular yoke. The V neck is steeked into the yoke after the knitting is finished. The V and the neckline bind off are all finished with i-cord trim.
When working the stranded colorwork the white colors should be held dominant (closer to the fabric) over gray and red is dominant over white.

MC Charcoal; 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) 50g skeins
CC1 Garnet; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) 20g skeins
CC2 Red; 1 20g skein
CC3 Smoke; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) 20g skeins
CC4 Bone; 1 20g skein
CC5 Cream; 1 20g skein
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge in stockinette
US #2/2.75mm circular needle, or size below (for hems)
US #4/3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge in stranded patt
5 removable stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Yarn needle

Knit and purl with two colors
ssk and k2tog
short rows
steeking colorwork
grafting, sewing turned hems
attached i-cord edging and bind off