Twig Sweater by Jenise Hope
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Twig Sweater

Knitting
December 2014
Cobweb ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Twig Lace stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
finished sweater size: 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43) inches, to be worn with negative ease
This pattern is available for C$7.00 CAD buy it now

Love complex lace, thin needles, cobweb weight yarn? Don’t know where/how you would wear a shawl? Here is the solution!

It all started as my very first sweater. I wanted to use super thin yarn, it had to be in a large lace motif (because I found stockinette to be unbearably boring, though I love it now), and all the shaping had to be in the lace motifs themselves. It took me a good couple years of designing before I felt confident that I could write the pattern!

You will need 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins of Centolavaggi, or 1,000 (1,100, 1,200, 1,300, 1400, 1,500) yards yarn.
I recommend using wool - It is the easiest to work with and will block beautifully. If you want to use cotton or another fiber, please make the gauge swatch in the pattern and ensure that it works. If you are using a fiber that will not bloom, consider using a heavy laceweight.

The pattern has two PDFs - one is the pattern in written instructions, the other version is all charted. Use the pattern you prefer.

Are you new to lace/knitting and still want to give it a try? You will need to know the basic lace stitches (yo, ssk, k2tog), knitting through the back (twisted stitches), purling, and nupps. Basic grafting skills are a plus. If you are determined enough, you can do it! I highly recommend learning about lifelines, and using them. They can save you many tears and much frustration!