Olive Sweater by Jemima Bicknell

Olive Sweater

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1241 - 1948 yards (1135 - 1781 m)
76.5 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5, 116.5) cm / 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)” bust circumference

Combining a modern silhouette with a deco-influenced stitch pattern is a great way to give a project a subtle vintage flair. Olive is a classic, wearable sweater covered in large geometric cables inspired by Art Deco motifs. The fit is relaxed and worn slightly loose with a touch of flattering waist shaping. Worked in a lightweight wool yarn, this cosy sweater can be dressed up or down as part of a modern or vintage inspired outfit – pair it with skinny jeans and boots or tucked into a skirt with a silk scarf at the neck.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 76.5 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5, 116.5) cm / 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)”
The sweater is designed to fit with zero ease.

Materials
1135 (1247, 1253, 1320, 1412, 1502, 1583, 1689, 1780) m / 1241 (1365, 1371, 1445, 1545, 1643, 1732, 1848, 1948) yds of 4-ply / fingering weight yarn
Shown in:
Quince & Co Finch (4-ply / fingering weight; 100% American Wool; 202 m / 221 yds per 50g / 1¾oz skein)
Shade: Honey; 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins

Needles/Notions
3.25 mm / US 3 knitting needles
2.75 mm / US 2 knitting needles
2.75 mm / US 2 circular needles, 40 cm / 16” length (or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round), for neckband
Cable needle
Tapestry needle for seaming
8 stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holder

Gauge
26 sts & 38 rows to 10 cm / 4”, measured over stocking stitch with 3.25 mm needles, after blocking.
33-st Cable Panel measures 7 cm / 2¾” wide, after blocking.

Notes
Olive is worked flat in pieces and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Both charted and written instructions for the cable pattern are included.