To The Mailbox Sweater by Jessica Anderson
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To The Mailbox Sweater

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1680 - 2800 yards (1536 - 2560 m)
Chest: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inches
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

One of the things that has stood with me from my apprenticeship at the midwifery clinic was the trips to the mailbox. It was never a disappointment, because even if it didn’t contain packages with unusual birthing supplies from Japan, pictures of sweet babies growing into adorable toddlers, or exotic smelling essential oils to ease discomforts, the box itself was beautiful and steeped in Arizona culture. The geometrical motifs and bright colors stood in dark contrast to the dry and neutral scenery. The box itself was a hauntingly beautiful image that has remained with me even today. This sweater inspires travel and adventure.

Kits are available on the Apple Tree Knits website!

Materials
Apple Tree Knits Plush DK; 100% Superwash Merino, 280 yds (256 m)/4 oz (113 g):
MC: Blues Traveller 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
CC1: Light My Fire 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
CC2: Muddy Waters 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins

US #7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 32” or longer to accommodate a large st count
(Optional) A set of dpn’s in same size used for sweater body, for knitting sleeves (or the circular needles may be used for the Magic Loop method).

Stitch markers, waste yarn, measuring tape.

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows/rounds = 4 inches in stockinette st, blocked

Finished Size
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Chest: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inches
This sweater is designed to be worn loose and open at the front; the sizes given are based on actual bust size, the finished circumference of the sweater will be smaller (see schematic for exact measurements).