Sweater of Swords by Hannah Mann

Sweater of Swords

Knitting
August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on US 5 (3.75mm)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1006 - 2420 yards (920 - 2213 m)
XS (S, M, L XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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The tarot suit of swords represents our capacity for thinking and logic and is centered around the intellectual mind. Their meanings are often associated with action, change, force, ambition, and conflict—which can all either be constructive or destructive. Swords are double-edged, and in this way represent the fine balance between intellect and power, and how they can be used for good or evil.

This design celebrates the intention to seek solutions to struggles, conflicts, and decisions that must be made. The tips of the swords point to the wearer, reminding us that the burden of decision and change rests within, while a cascading stack of half-moons between each sword act as open chalices to hold and catch whatever may need to be preserved.

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SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7, 8, 9
XS (S, M, L, XL) 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Bust & hip circ - 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) (53, 57, 61, 65)“
84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5) (134.5, 145, 155, 165)cm

Bicep circ - 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) (17, 19, 19.5, 19.5)“
28 (30.5, 33, 35.5, 38) (43, 48.5, 49.5, 49.5)cm

Underarm to hem - 12.5 (13, 13.5, 14, 14.25) (14.5, 14.75, 15, 15.5)“
34.5 (35.5. 37, 38, 38.5) (39.5, 40, 40.5, 42)cm

See photos for a full schematic!

The model has a 38” (96.5cm) bust and is wearing size 3.
All of my patterns are made to be #sizeinclusive.

YARN
This sweater is designed for sport weight yarn
The yarn I used is labeled as fingering weight but is very flexible with gauge

HiKoo® Madrona
30% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 20% Bamboo Viscose
1 cake equals 100g / 460yds (3.5oz / 420.5m)

MC - #1403 – Knapped Flint
Cakes - 2, (2, 3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4)
Yards - 805 (938, 1070, 1201, 1328) (1498, 1662, 1805, 1936)
Meters - 736 (858, 979, 1096, 1215) (1371, 1521, 1651, 1770)

CC - #1401 – Natural Pearl
Cakes - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2)
Yards - 201 (235, 256, 300, 332) (375, 416, 451, 484)
Meters - 184 (215, 235, 275, 304) (343, 380, 413, 443)

GAUGE
22 sts & 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette with US 5 (3.75mm)
Approx. 5.5 x 7.5 sts per 1” (2.5 cm) after blocking

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
Size A – US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” - 24” (40-80cm) circulars for CO & ribbing / DPNs for sleeves

Size B – US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” (80cm) circulars for body / DPNs for sleeves

Size C – US 6 (4 mm) 24” (80cm) circular needles for colorwork / DPNs for sleeves

Tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, scrap yarn

CREDITS
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