Alder Grove by Samantha Guerin

Alder Grove

Knitting
January 2021
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, knit flat with Needle A and MC yarn, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
861 - 1833 yards (787 - 1676 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7] {8, 9, 10} / 32 (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56] {60, 64, 68}” / 80 (90, 100, 100) [120, 130, 140] {150, 160, 170} cm
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Techniques Used In This Pattern
Backwards loop cast on, picking up stitches, German Short Rows, Tubular Bind Off or preferred stretchy bind off

Finished Bust Circumference
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 {8, 9, 10}
32 (36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56 {60, 64, 68}”
80 (90, 100, 100) 120, 130, 140 {150, 160, 170} cm

Selecting A Size
This sweater is designed to be worn with 4-6” of positive ease. With this in mind, you should select a size that is 4-6” larger than your actual bust measurement. Sample is size 48” shown on a 42” bust.

Yarn
Lavender Lune Yarn Co. ‘Slub Fingering’ (90% SW Merino / 10% Nylon) 438 yds / 100 g
(MC) Olive You 2 (2, 2, 2) 2, 3, 3 {3, 3, 3} skeins

Lavender Lune Yarn Co. ‘Cotton Fluff’ (38% Baby Alpaca / 25% Merino / 37% Pima Cotton) 437 yds / 100g
(CC) Olive You 1 (1, 1, 2) 2, 2, 2 {2, 2, 2} skeins

or

MC: 512 (577, 641, 705) 769, 833, 898
{952, 1026, 1090} yds of similar fingering weight yarn

CC: 349 (393, 437, 481) 524, 568, 612
{655, 699, 743} yds of similar fingering weight yarn

Notions
Tapestry needle, waste yarn, stitch markers

Gauge
21 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette, knit flat with Needle A and MC yarn, after blocking

Helpful Tutorials
German Short Rows, Purl Soho
Backwards Loop Cast On Method, Coco Knits
Tubular Bind Off, Shibui Knits

Needles
Needle A (Sweater Body)
One 24” circular needle, US 5 / 3.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
Needle B (Sleeves)
One 40” circular needle for magic loop or DPN’s,
US 5 / 3.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
Needle C (Sleeve Cuffs)
One 40” circular needle for magic loop or DPN’s,
US 3 / 3.25 mm
Needle D (Collar)
One 16” circular needle, US 3 / 3.25 mm

Contact & Support
email: samanthaguerindesign@gmail.com
Ravelry ID: SamanthaGuerin
Website: samanthaguerindesign.com