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Tortoise and Hare sweater

Knitting
November 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
760 - 1150 yards (695 - 1052 m)
30 inches - 44 inches, see notes
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Sizing:
Size 1 (30-32 inches), Size 2 (34-36 inches), Size 3 (38-40 inches) Size 4 (42-44 inches)

yarn requirements
1(760), 2(950), 3(1050), 4(1150) yards of Main colour,
1(180), 2(190), 3(210), 4(220) yards of contrast colour 1
1(180), 2(190), 3(210), 4(220) yards of contrast colour 2
and 1(70), 2(80), 3(90), 4(100) yards of contrast colour 3

This sweater is worked bottom up, using steeks for the neck and armholes. Sleeves are worked top-down and shaped using short rows.

Pattern includes full colour charts, schematic, and instructions for unfamiliar techniques (vikkel braids; Sunday short rows; steeks).

The design is inspired by Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare, which has assumed a singular relevance for me as I recover from the stroke I suffered early in 2010.