Rose & Cross Pullover by Kristin Spurkland

Rose & Cross Pullover

26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1500 - 2100 yards (1372 - 1920 m)
40", 44, 48
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When most people think of their grandmother’s knitting, they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitter’s life. But in My Grandmother’s Knitting, Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth.

Many of today’s hippest and most popular knitters found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another revered family member, and in this book, they share stories and patterns inspired by their memories and their gratitude.

Kristin Spurkland drew on traditional Norwegian rose and cross motifs to create this pullover. The main colors of dusky rose and brown are contemporary, but the dashes of true red are
classic Norwegian.

This book is available for preorder on amazon and will be released in September 2011.

Materials Info:

Finished Sizes
40 (44, 48)“ circumference

Rowan Felted Tweed (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca 25% viscose; 50g, 175yds) in the following colors:
9 (10, 12) skeins 148 Sigh (A)
1 skein 145 Treacle (B)
1 (2, 2) skeins 156 Wheat (C)
small amount 150 Rage (D)
US #4 (3.5mm) circular needles, between 26” and 32” long
US #4 (3.5mm) circular needles, 16” long
US #4 (3.5mm) dpn
US #5 (3.75mm) circular needles, between 26” and 32” long
US #5 (3.75mm) dpn
US #3 (3.25) circular needles, between 26” and 32” long
Stitch markers
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

26 sts and 34 rows = 4” in St st on #4 needles
26 sts and 28 rows = 4” in color pattern on #5 needles

Most people find they knit at a different gauge when going from St st to a stranded color pattern, so its important to swatch for both and adjust your needle sizes as necessary.