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April 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 - 1600 yards (343 - 1463 m)
16 sizes: 0-6 months to ladies 4XL
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Windswept - by Emily Wessel

The north and west coasts of Scotland hold a spattering of islands, many little more than rocks strewn in a stormy sea. These are windswept places, landscapes scoured round and smooth by time, glaciers, and ocean winds.

This pullover features lace inspired by this wave-battered and windswept landscape, knit in a yarn dyed on the Isle of Skye.

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Note: this pattern includes charted lace instructions only, the chart is not written out.

Get the deal! Windswept is part of the book Handmade in the UK: 10 luscious lace patterns in artisan yarns ::: $16 for the ebook or $18 for the printed book and ebook


The pattern includes 8 child sizes and 8 adult sizes: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 5-6 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs, adult XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Adult sizes have optional bust-line shaping.
Bust / Chest: 19 (20.5, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28, 32, 34.5, 37, 42, 46, 51, 56) inches
If desired, this garment can very easily be made as a cardigan rather than a pullover.

Sizing Notes: Finished garment measurements given; choose size based on your measurement + desired ease. Optional under-bust shaping decreases to 2-3” less than bust size (34.5” bust decreases to 32.25”). Windswept is designed to be close-fitting with -1” to -3” ease (at bust) for ladies sizes.

375 (400, 450, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 950, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yds DK weight yarn (sample shown in Shilasdair Luxury DK in ‘fleece cloud’)

US #6 / 4.0mm (or as required to meet gauge) 24”+ circular and double pointed needles

22 sts & 26 rows / 4” in stockinette stitch

stitch markers, darning needle, waste yarn

Helpful Tutorials
Choosing your sweater size

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