Desert Spring by Jessica McDonald

Desert Spring

Knitting
July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1220 - 2575 yards (1116 - 2355 m)
32 (33.5, 37.5, 39.75, 42, 44.75, 47.5) (49.25, 51, 53.75, 57, 59.5, 61.5)
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Desert Spring features a simple, graceful lace yoke. Soft gathers above the lace give the sweater a touch of romance. The lace is scaled as the yoke deepens, meaning that the larger sizes have more repeats of the lace to fill in the yoke. Short rows lift the back neck for a comfortable and flattering fit. Desert Spring is knit seamlessly from the top down. The instructions for the lace are both written and charted.

A cotton yarn is not recommended.

The pattern has been both tech edited and test knitted.

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SIZES
32 (33.5, 37.5, 39.75, 42, 44.75, 47.5) (49.25, 51, 53.75, 57, 59.5, 61.5)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 32 (33.5, 37.5, 39.75, 42, 44.75, 47.5) (49.25, 51, 53.75, 57, 59.5, 61.5) inches / 81.5 (85, 95.5, 101, 106.5, 113.5, 120.5) (125, 129.5, 136.5, 145, 151, 156) cm

2 – 4 inches / 5 – 10 cm positive ease recommended.

YARN
4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Primrose Yarn Co House Fingering or 1220 (1305, 1460, 1570, 1650, 1795, 1915) (1990, 2090, 2200, 2360, 2460, 2575) yards / 1115 (1193, 1334, 1435, 1508, 1641, 1750) (1819, 1910, 2011, 2157, 2248, 2354) meters fingering weight yarn.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 3 (3.25 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 1 (2.25 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

NOTIONS
One stitch marker, waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
26.5 stitches and 40 RNDs = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILLS REQ’D
Easy

Work in the round, german short rows, increase (m1L, yo), decrease (ssk, k2tog).

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