Mended Fences Sweater by : : : Katie Degroff Knits : : :

Mended Fences Sweater

July 2024
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (Blocked on US 9 Needles)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
680 - 1380 yards (622 - 1262 m)
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL
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Playing with simple textures in my shawls, I gravitate towards a certain stitch pattern. I took a few of my favorites and combined them into a very wearable sweater!

Mended Fences is worked from the top-down with a short-row yoke and plenty of area to modify for an exact fit. 3” of positive ease (it could be more depending on how you block; I smoothed mine out and did not pin) leaves a nice buffer to layer or wear alone. Combining a shawl collar and a turtleneck creates a lovely, not-too-tight neckline. I chose Bulky/Chunky Weight yarns for my samples; I would suggest paying attention to the 7wpi (wraps per inch) when picking out a yarn. You could use a lighter yarn and go up a size as well.

Malabrigo Mecha (100% Superwash Wool; 130yds/119m per 3.5oz/100gr); colorway: “Jessica”
Madelinetosh Chunky (100% Merino Wool; 165yds/150.8m per 4oz/115gr); colorway: “Harvest”

Bulky/Chunky Weight (approx. 680-1,380yds)
Approximate Yardages for all sizes listed in Pattern.

(1) Size US 9 (5.5mm) Needles (Yoke, Body, Sleeves) (40-60” long)
(1) Size US 8 (5mm) Needles -or- desired needles for small circumference knitting (Cuffs, Hem, Collar)
(1) BOR (Beginning of Round) Marker
(3) Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Waste Yarn

BUST (Blocked with approx. 3” of positive ease):
X-SMALL 34.5in/83cm
SMALL 40.5in/103cm
MEDIUM 44.5in/118cm
LARGE 48.5in/123cm
X-LARGE 50.5in/128cm
2X-LARGE 52.5in/133.5cm
3X-LARGE 58.5in/148.5cm
4X-LARGE 60.5in/154cm

~This Pattern has been fully tested by my amazing Test Knitters and Tech Edited by Kerry Bullock-Ozken.~

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