Bobbles and Branches Sweater by Brienne Moody

Bobbles and Branches Sweater

Knitting
June 2023
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1496 - 3069 yards (1368 - 2806 m)
Sizing 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) Size shown is 2. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2 to 4” / 5 - 10 cm of positive ease. Finished Chest Circumference Approximately 32 (35.5, 40.5, 44.75, 48.75) (52.75, 56.75, 61.25, 65.5)” / 81.25 (90.5, 102.5, 11
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This sweater strikes that perfect balance between elegance and practicality. It’s designed to pull on when you want a little pretty without any fuss. The delicate skin of your shoulders and collarbone peek through the tree-bough-inspired mesh pattern while the body of the sweater gets down to business - keeping you cozy and covered. The sweater’s knitted from the top down with a circular yoke and features a simple, four row lace repeat and a few bobbles. Every other row is knit in simple Stockinette Stitch.

Sizing
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) Size shown is 2. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2 to 4” / 5 - 10 cm of positive ease.

Finished Chest Circumference
Approximately 32 (35.5, 40.5, 44.75, 48.75) (52.75, 56.75, 61.25, 65.5)” / 81.25 (90.5, 102.5, 113.75, 124) (134, 144.25, 155. 5, 166.5) cm circumference.

Yarn
Two Strands Held Together (for the Short Sleeved Sample Shown)
3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins: Biches and Buches La Petit Lambswool Fingering (100% Lambswool Wool; 270 yds/ 248 m per 50g). Shown in Beige.

Plus 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins: Biches and Buches La Petit Silk and Mohair (30% Mulberry Silk; 70% Super Kid Mohair 230 yds/ 210 m per 25g). Shown in Grey Beige.

Or Approximately 744 (818, 900, 990, 1089) (1198, 1318, 1450, 1595) yards / 680 (748, 823, 905, 996) (1096, 1205, 1326, 1458) meters of Fingering Weight Yarn

Plus Approximately 752 (827, 910, 1001, 1101) (1211, 1332, 1465, 1612) yards / 688 (756, 832, 915, 1007) (1107, 1218, 1340, 1474) meters of Lace Weight Yarn

DK Weight (for the ¾ Sleeved Sample Shown)
3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins: Ampersand Fibers Jenson DK (100% US Corriedale; 280 yards/256 meters per 100g). Shown in Azurite 03.

Or Approximately 840 (924, 1016, 1118, 1130) (1353, 1488, 1637, 1800) yards / 768 (845, 929, 1022, 1033) (1237, 1361, 1497, 1646) meters of DK Weight Yarn.

Note: These yarn amounts are estimates. Any changes that knitters make to gauge or the sweater’s measurements will change the amount of yarn you’ll need.

Gauge 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round on gauge needles, after blocking.

Suggested Needles*
US Size 6 / 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge, 24” / 60 cm and 40” / 100 cm circular needle or suitable length for the yoke and body of the sweater plus your preferred needle length for small circumference knitting to use for the sleeve (Magic Loop or Double Pointed Needles).

US Size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, one size smaller than the gauge needle, double-pointed needles or magic loop needle for the ribbed cuffs and neckband.

Always choose the needle size that you need in order to obtain the pattern’s gauge.

Notions

  • Stitch marker for BOR
  • Highlighter pen (optional - for highlighting your size’s instructions)
  • Highlighter tape (optional - to keep your place in the pattern and on the charts)
  • Smooth scrap yarn (for putting sleeves on hold)
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • Wool wash and blocking mats or drying rack

Techniques Used

  • Long Tail Cast On Method
  • Make One Right and Make One Left Increase
  • Knitting in the Round on a Circular Needle
  • German Short Rows