Bistort Pullover by Courtney Spainhower

Bistort Pullover

September 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1370 - 2466 yards (1253 - 2255 m)
33.25 (37.25, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25, 61.25)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 4” of positive ease
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Named for the bee-beloved many-flowered medicinal, the spare simplicity of white stockinette contrasts with the botanically-inspired colorwork of the yoke. Capped off with traditional Latvian braids at collar, cuffs, and hem, this twice twisted top (bis ‘twice’, torta ‘twisted’) is sure to impress.

The Bistort Pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, with standard short rows to shape the back neck. Traditional two-color Fair Isle colorwork adorns the yoke.

This pattern includes colorwork charts.

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