Becoming by Alicia Plummer


May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Gull Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1075 - 1950 yards (983 - 1783 m)
35.25 (40, 43.5, 47.75)[51.75, 56, 60.25, 64.25]”/89.5 (101.5, 110.5, 121)[131.5, 142, 153, 163.5] cm
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It was the first day of the year that it finally, truly felt like summer. A complete change--full of hope. The sunlight radiated cheerily alongside fluffy lavender-edged cumulus clouds and the humid breeze carried with it the perfume of freshly opened lilacs. Reflection. The last year had been hard--gut wrenchingly hard. Stretches of bad luck, unexpected frustrations and fears uncovered. Hidden things had been faced and dealt with, slowly and painfully. And perhaps, no, not all of her was perfect--but she was healing, and she was simply…becoming. On that day, she felt as if the breeze might lift her from the soft grass and wild strawberry plants beneath her feet--full of hope.

Sweater is worked flat from the bottom up. Front and back are knit flat, joined at the shoulders with a 3 needle bind off, then seamed at the sides. Sleeves and neckline are picked up and knit in the round.

1075 (1200, 1325, 1450)1575, 1700, 1825, 1950 yards/975 (1100, 1200, 1325)1450, 1550, 1675, 1775 m

Intended to be worn with 4-6”/10-15 cm positive ease. To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number. Sample shown in second size with 6”/15 cm positive ease.

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