Dyer Island by Lori Versaci
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Dyer Island

Knitting
September 2018
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 2175 yards (1143 - 1989 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)
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Many of you know that my labrador, Ash, is in critical care as I launch this pattern. I will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this pattern to Animal Emergency and Specialty Care of Portland Maine, to thank all the people there who have tirelessly cared for our dear boy!

Inspired by a 2 sweaters that my mother’s best friend knit for her in the 1960’s, DYER ISLAND (the island where my mother had her summer house in Maine) is an everyday, classic cardigan with pockets and clean lines. It is fittingly knit in a locally sourced and naturally dyed yarn from animals raised on Wing and a Prayer Farm in upstate NY, this is my perfect Rhinebeck 2018 Sweater.

This is a take off of my vest pattern summer fog. Translated to a long-sleeves sweater, I trimmed the ease to 4”/10cm and I added pockets on both the right and left FRONTS. The Broken Rib was inspired by the 2 sweaters that my mother’s best friend knit and that my mother wore into her 90’s. The yarn from those sweaters was Maine raised and dyed, so it was fitting to me to use the Wing & A Prayer Farm Taconic Twist for this sweater.

SIZES XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 4”/10cm positive ease when buttoned)
33 1⁄2 (37 3⁄4, 42 1⁄2, 46 1⁄2)(50 1⁄2, 54 3⁄4, 57 3⁄4)“/85 (96, 107.5, 118)(128.5, 139, 146.5)cm (buttoned)
LENGTH
23 (23 1⁄2 , 24, 24 1⁄2)(25, 25 1⁄2 , 26)”/ 58.5 (59.5, 61, 62)(63.5, 65, 66)cm

YARN
• 5 (6, 6, 7)(7, 8, 8) skeins Wing and a Prayer Farm Taconic Twist Wensleydale/Cotswold/Mohair/ Merino blend; 260 yds/235m per 100g skein or
• 1250 (1375, 1525, 1700)(1850, 2050, 2175)yds/ 1150 (1250, 1400, 1550)(1700, 1875, 2000)m Sport/ Light DK yarn

GAUGE
23 sts and 35 rows = 4”/ 10cm on larger needle in Broken Rib (blocked). Take time to check gauge.

NEEDLES
• Size 6 US (4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 5 US (3.75mm) straight and 32”/80cm circular needles or one size smaller than needed to obtain gauge

BUTTONS
7 (3/8”/12mm) buttons

CONSTRUCTION
BACK, FRONTS and SLEEVES are worked bottom-up and joined. Then, band is picked up and worked.