Daintylion by Rebecca McKenzie


September 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the Round and Blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1089 - 2214 yards (996 - 2024 m)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
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This design is inspired by the delicate beauty and strength of dandelions. I love that something so small and delicate can heal people, bring joy when given, and support the sustainability of our planet. It is easy to overlook something small and beautiful as weak, but I want to inspire people to see that things can be “dainty” and also have the strength of a “lion”.

Rebecca (right) is shown wearing a Size 5, which has a size 50”/127 cm bust. Rebecca has a size 45”/114 cm bust. This design is meant to be worn with approximately 4-8”/10-20 cm of positive ease in the bust.

This pattern has been tech edited for ALL sizes and test knit for sizes 1-7. Sizes 8, 9, and 10 have not been test knit because I was unable to find testers. If you purchase this pattern and make one of the sizes not tested (Sizes 8, 9, or 10), I will refund your money upon receiving the answers to a tester questionnaire (I will send upon request) with your notes on the pattern size, finished project photos with permission to share on social media (Instagram, Facebook, my website, etc.), and a Ravelry project page completed and linked to this pattern. Feel free to contact me at aragingpurlwind@gmail.com for more details.

This yoke sweater is worked from the top down starting at the neckline. Once the yoke is complete, there is a split for the armholes and the body. The sleeves are picked up at the armhole, worked in the round, and are tapered using decreases. The body is worked in the round from the armhole down to the hem. This pattern includes directions on how to customize your sleeve (custom measurements, long, short, etc.) and how to add A-line shaping to the body of your sweater, if desired.

YARN: The Fibre Co. Cirro (Sport, 40% Suri Alpaca/40% Organic Cotton/20% Merino Wool, 246yds/255m, 1.7oz/50g); Colorway: Divine

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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Long Sleeve (No customizations)-
Yards: 843 (956, 1057, 1192, 1330) (1462, 1573, 1727, 1829, 1968)
Meters: 771 (874, 967, 1090, 1216) (1337, 1438, 1579, 1672, 1800)

Short Sleeve (No customizations)-
Yards: 526 (639, 723, 825, 964) (1078, 1206, 1360, 1445, 1585)
Meters:481 (584, 661, 754, 881) (986, 1103, 1244, 1321, 1449)

Knitpicks Shine Sport
Fingering weight yarn with Hobbii Diablo Lace weight yarn

Knitpicks Andean Treasure

Size US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle 32” (80 cm) or longer (for body and/or sleeve magic loop); or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles (for neckline and/or sleeves) or circular needle 16” (40 cm) (for neckline); or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles (for sleeve cuff) and circular needle 24” (60 cm) or longer (for waistband and/or magic loop sleeve cuff)

20 stitches and 37 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (in the round and blocked using Size US 4/3.5mm)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Finished Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66, 70)”/86.25 (96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127) (137.25, 147.25, 157.5, 167.75, 177.75) cm
Recommended Ease: 4-8” (10-20 cm) of positive Bust Ease

You will need to know how to: cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, yo, sk2po, wrap & turn short row shaping, make 1 increase, knit in the round, and bind off.

k2tog and ssk
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