Birch by Pam Allen
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Birch

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after wet blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1080 - 2040 yards (988 - 1865 m)
32 (38½, 44¼, 50¾, 56½, 62, 68¾)" [81.5 (98, 112.5, 129, 143.5, 157.5, 174.5) cm] bust circumference

Luxuriously oversized, with a deep, cozy, round yoke, Birch is classic colorwork and comfort knitting at its best. Plus, this pullover is a cool hybrid of bottom-up and top-down knitting: The body is knitted from the bottom up, with stitches cast on provisionally for the sleeves, all the way to the neck, and the sleeves are picked up from the waste yarn and knitted down to the cuffs.

Shown in size 44¼“ / 112.5 cm on a 32” / 81.5 cm, 5’10” / 178 cm tall model (12½” / 32 cm positive ease)

yarn
owl
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14) skeins togian 333 (MC)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins snowy 300 (CC)

needles
16” and 32” circulars in sizes US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm
set dpns in sizes US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm

skills required
Long-tail and backward loop cast ons, stranded colorwork, picking up live stitches (links/illustrated tutorials provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts only.