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This project is a breeze to make and wear. Simple shaping and big needles make this an ideal first sweater project! Knit in a soft, beautifully marled yarn on size 10 1/2 needles. Only basic knitting skills needed (knit, purl, increase, decrease). Tie-straps are made using a simple chain stitch.
A great introduction to basic sweater shaping and pattern reading. Bottom border is knit in Garter stitch, body in Stockinette stitch, and top borders in 1x1 ribbing. Practice all your basic stitches with this one.
Pattern is written with standard abbreviations.
Finished Knit Measurements:XS (S, M, L) - finished bust sizes 32½ (35, 37, 39½)".
Yarn Used: GGH Cortina (50% Merino Wool/50% Acrylic; 1¾oz./50g [84yds/77m] per ball): 3 (4, 4, 5) balls in #105 Marled Red.
Pattern Gauge: 10 stitches = 3" and approx. 26 rows = 5" in Stockinette Stitch on Size 10 1/2 [6.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 10 stitches = 4" on size 10 [6mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 252 (336, 336, 420) yds [231 (308, 308, 385) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5mm] knitting needles.
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