Thornbush by Rosemary (Romi) Hill


March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch patterns 1 and 2
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1748 - 2375 yards (1598 - 2172 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)
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Thornbush is designed to take advantage of the amazingly gorgeous gradient sets available today! Two versions - one for a four skein gradient and one for a five skein gradient - and four overall sizes are included in this pattern.

Written without seaming, this sweater starts with a center back lace panel and is worked out to the edge, where front and back are joined using the three-needle bind-off technique. The second side is then worked as for the first side. The gradient begins with the lightest color in the center and moves through the set of colors using linen stitch and garter + stockinette stitch striping to fade beautifully through the range to the darkest color. Because there are no seams, linen stitch is used to give the fabric and sweater overall structure.

Sizes: 1 {2, 3, 4} note that sizes 1 and 2 use a 4 skein gradient, while sizes 3 and 4 use a 5 skein gradient

Please note that the measurements are taken flat; no circumferences are given.
Width: About 41 {45, 43, 47} inches or 104 {114, 109, 119} cm measured flat from side to side on back after blocking.
Width of each front: About 19 {21, 20, 22} inches or 48 {53, 51, 56} cm wide
Length: About 22 {22, 24-1/2, 24-1/2} inches or 56 {56, 62, 62} cm

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The sample shown here (also shown at Stitches West) is Size 1.

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