Braided Pullover

May 4, 2009
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Designer Alina Khasanova
Finished Size 35½ (40, 44½, 49, 52½)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures
35½", modeled with plenty of positive ease.
Yarn Skacel Collection Divine (70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g): #02 camel, 10 (12, 13, 14, 15) balls.
Needles Lower body rib and cuffs—size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Body and sleeves—size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" and 16" cir, set of 4 or 5 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch holders.
Gauge 20 sts and 26 rows/rnds = 4" in rev St st on larger needles; 24½ sts and 26 rows/rnds = 4" in 2×2 rib on larger needles; 22 sts of braid cable from chart = 2¾" wide on larger needles.


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