Arkansas River Pullover by Irina Anikeeva
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Arkansas River Pullover

May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1476 - 1968 yards (1350 - 1800 m)
35.75 (40, 44.25, 48.5, 52.75)" chest circumference
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With its snaking, graphic colorwork and bands of solid color, the Arkansas River Pullover pays tribute to both the rapids and gentle straightaways of its namesake river. This handsome and sporty pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, and it features a comfortable and warm shawl collar for chilly early mornings and nights in the high desert.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 35.75 (40, 44.25, 48.5, 52.75)“ chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44.25”; modeled with 6.25” of positive ease.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% fine highland wool; 123 yd / 1.75 oz): #1301 storm cloud (light gray; MC), 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins; #1317 midnight sea (dark blue; CC), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32’’ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO; spare circular needle in same size or smaller than size 6 needle; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Notes The body of this pullover is worked in the round to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.