Sweet Briar

Knitting
November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in single color stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1125 - 1845 yards (1029 - 1687 m)
34 (36¾, 39½, 42, 46, 50, 52¾, 56¾, 59½)"
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Sweet Briar is a lightweight yoke sweater encircled by flower and vine motifs. The silhouette is a relaxed but elegant A-line with bracelet length sleeves and lovely details of seeded rib at cuff, hem and collar.

SIZE 1, (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

FINISHED SIZE 34 (36¾, 39½, 42, 46, 50, 52¾, 56¾, 59½)“ bust circumference.
Sweater shown (size 3) measures 39½” modeled with 3½“ of positive ease. Intended to be worn with 3–6” positive ease.

YARN fingering or sportweight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Main Color (MC): 1125 (1175, 1270, 1390, 1500, 1620, 1715, 1770, 1845) yards /332 (350, 388, 424. 458, 494, 523, 526, 538 grams)

Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 33 (34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 48, 50) yards/ 10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 15, 15) grams

Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 63 (65, 69, 71, 77, 79, 84, 91, 94) yards/19 (20, 21, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29) grams

Contrast Color 3 (CC3): 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27) yards/ 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) grams

Contrast Color 4 (CC4): 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27) yards/ 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) grams

Sample made with mYak Tibetan Cloud (100% wool; 328 yds/3.52 oz; 300 m/100 g); 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins Wild Daisy (MC) and 1 skein each of Cherry Blossom (CC1), Artemisia (CC2), Peony (CC3) and Cladonia (CC4)

NEEDLES
Main Fabric Needle: Suggested size US 5/3.75 mm, 16”, 24” and 32” circular and double-pointed (dpn)
Ribbing Needle: Suggested size US 3/3.25 mm, 32” circular and set of dpn
Neckband Needle: Suggested size US 2.5/3.00 mm, 16” circular
Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Three markers and one unique marker for beginning of round (m); removable markers; stitch holders; waste yarn; tapestry needle.

GAUGE
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4” in single color stockinette stitch on Main Fabric Needle.
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4” in charted colorwork pattern on Main Fabric Needle.

NOTES
This pullover is worked in the round from lower edge to the underarms. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the yoke.
The Yarn Over method of short rows is used throughout but you may substitute another method if you prefer.
When working the yoke, change to shorter circular needle or double-pointed needles when necessary.
If necessary, use a smaller or larger needle for the charted rounds to maintain gauge.

TECHNIQUES: circular knitting, increasing and decreasing, stranded colorwork, chart reading, short-rows, grafting (optional)