Fernet Branca by Thea Colman
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Fernet Branca

Knitting
September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on finished, blocked fabric
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
38.5(39.5,42.25,44.25,46)(49.5,53,56.75,58.25)”/ 97.75(100.25,107.25,112.5,116.75)(125.75,134.5,144,148)cm. Sizes based on finished fabric around bust. Sample worn with 6"/15.25cm of positive ease.
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I keep coming back to this flattering, wearable shape. It’s fun to knit, easy to seam, and I just love wearing these comfy, loose pullovers with a shirt tail peeking out beneath the hem.

Fernet Branca features a simple textured block motif, bookended by bold ribs and cables on either side of the body. My favorite part of this design might just be how those panels meet under the arms.

On the back of the sweater, I added a central spine and changed the cable panels just a bit to keep things interesting. Then I designed the neckline so the sweater can be worn with either side facing front, so feel free to flip it depending on your mood! It’s reversible!

Plus there’s this YARN. I’ve been waiting impatiently to work in Green Mt Spinnery’s Weekend Wool for a while now, and it did not disappoint. The color, the stitch defnition, and the soft, round fiber are spot on. When I first swatched these motifs in the Pine Warbler, my heart kind of skipped a beat -- and I didn’t put the needles back down until it was done.

The folks at GMS figure you might want to give the yarn a try yourself, so they are offering 15% off your purchase of Weekend Wool with the code Fernet, on their website.

As always, I’ve added a few notes to the pattern about modifications for your own body, and there will be thread in my BabyCocktails group for knitting along or any questions that come up!

Yardage By Size:

Sizes:

38.5(39.5,42.25,44.25,46)(49.5,53,56.75,58.25)”/ 97.75(100.25, 107.25,112.5,116.75)(125.75,134.5,144,148)cm based on sweater circumference around body at bust.

I suggest choosing the size that will allow you between 5-6”/12.75-15.75cm of positive ease for the fit as shown.

Yardage:
1000(1100, 1200,1300,1350)(1450,1575,1675,1800)yds/ 915(1005,1100,1190,1235)(1325,1440,1535,1650)m
If substituting yarn, I suggest a nice round worsted or a heavy worsted weight wool. Tweeds, heathers or solids will be beautiful and show off the pattern well.

Sweater is knit from the bottom up in 4 pieces (front, back, sleeves) and seamed at shoulders, underarm and sides. Seams are straight and simple.

Cables are both charted and written.

Color Shown: Pine Warbler