Little Pine Sweater by Camilyn Crane

Little Pine Sweater

Knitting
May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 - 970 yards (393 - 887 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
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The Little Pine Sweater was inspired by all the beautiful pine trees here in the mountains--my goal was the make a sweater that looked like a forest of pine trees. The name for the sweater comes from a nearby canyon which, no surprise, has many pine trees in it.

The sweater is a set-in sleeve design that is knitted from the bottom up. Though it does have set in sleeves, there are no seams in the entire sweater as I personally hate seaming. Instead, I used top down sleeves and the three-needle bind off to achieve the same look. There is both a chart and written instructions for the cable portion of the sweater.

This pattern is Intermediate in difficulty, though an adventurous beginner would certainly be able to do it. Techniques and stitches used include: cabling, m1, k2tog, ssk, three needle bind off, and wrap and turn. All techniques are explained in the pattern.

Sizes:
2 (4, 6, 8, 10)

Actual Chest Measurement:
21 (23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches
53 (58.5, 63.5, 67, 71) cm

Finished Garment Chest Measurement:
23 (25, 27, 28.5, 30) inches
58.5 (63.5, 68.5, 72, 76) cm

Yarn:
DK weight yarn, approximately 430 (550, 700, 830, 970) yds

Needles:
US 8/5mm and US 6/4mm in:
Circular needles, 16”/40 cm for the smaller sizes, 24”/60 cm for the larger sizes
DPNs, both sizes (a 9”/23 cm circular needle may also work)

Notions:
6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, measuring tape, cable needle (optional if you like cabling without one)), and waste yarn