Verve Pullover by Mary Annarella

Verve Pullover

Knitting
April 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1560 yards (823 - 1426 m)
29(32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)" finished bust
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Verve: (noun) the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance. e.g. She sings with skill and verve.

The Verve Pullover is all about feeling your enthusiastic best! Like its fingering-weight version (Valine), Verve is worked from the shoulders-down with set-in 3/4 sleeves that are created simultaneously with the upper bodice in a technique originally described by Barbara Walker (a photo tutorial is included so you can check your work).

Make it in a basic sport or DK yarn for an everyday, go-to sweater, or jazz it up with a special luxury-fiber yarn. Choose a shallow twisted rib and the hem & cuffs, or a k2p2 ribbing. Either way, this is a basic sweater that performs beautifully with anything from jeans to a snazzy pencil skirt.

Shaping to the waist and hips is accomplished along princess β€œseams” to allow for maximum customization. See β€œSome Thoughts About Fit” (included in the pattern) for advice on how to adapt the shaping to your own fit preferences, as well as a how-to (in a separate pdf) for adding horizontal bust darts for additional tailoring.

Sizes: 29(32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” bust. Finished bust measurements: 29.3(32, 35.3, 38, 41.3, 44, 47.3, 50)”.
Yarn requirements: 3(3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins The Verdant Gryphon’s Bugga! (412 yds/100 g), or
4(4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (270 yds/skein), or approximately
900(950, 1050, 1160, 1275, 1380, 1475, 1610) yards of sport or DK weight yarn.