Bolivia

Aug 17, 2009
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The inspiration for this sweater came from a belt woven from many naturally dyed colors. The labyrinth motif is an important component of the overall design.

Designer Marianne Isager
Finished Size
34¼ (39, 43¾, 48½)" (87 [99, 111, 123] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown photographed flat measures 43¾" (111 cm) with 14¾" (37.5 cm) sleeves.
Yarn
About 100 (150, 175, 200) grams each of two main colors (A and B), and 50 (50, 75, 100) grams each of three contrasting colors (D, E, and F) of fingering-weight (#1 Super Fine) yarn. About 50 (50, 75, 100) grams of a contrasting color (C) of the same or a different fingering-weight yarn. Shown here: For sweaters both on model and photographed flat: Alpaca 2 (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 270 yd [247 m]/50 g): #2105 light gray heather (A) and #016 chartreuse (B), 2 (3, 3, 4) skeins each; and #012 grayed olive (F), 1 skein for all sizes. For sweater on model: Alpaca 2 (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 270 yd [247 m]/50 g): #022 rose (D) and #014 orange (E), 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s). Highland (100% wool; 305 yd (279 m)/50 g): Crocus (purple; C), 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s). For sweater photographed flat: Alpaca 2 (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 270 yd [247 m]/50 g): #011 steel blue (C), 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s); and #013 dusty plum (used for both D and E), 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins.
Needles
Body and sleeves: size U.S. 2 (3 mm): 16" and 24" (40 and 60 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Body facing and neckband: size U.S. 1 (2.5 mm): 24" (60 cm) cir and set of 4 or 5 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
Markers (m); stitch holders; removable markers or waste yarn; tapestry needle; sharp-point sewing needle or sewing machine; contrasting basting thread; matching sewing thread.
Gauge
33½ stitches and 35 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette-stitch colorwork patterns from charts on larger needle, worked in rounds.


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