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SHE'S A RAINBOW SWEATER ENGLISH

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This pattern is in English

She’s A Rainbow Sweater is a chunky model with a voluminous puff on the shoulder. Wide, thick cables shaped as chains are centered on both front and back pieces. The sweater is finished with ribbing on the body, sleeves and at the neck where the rib is folded double for an extra nice finish. The neck can also be worked as a turtleneck as seen on, She’s A Rainbow Vest.

The work begins on the back piece with provisional cast on and a stockinette edge.

A short piece is worked in stockinette which later constitutes the neck. Then stitches are picked up along the longitudinal side and the cables begin while at the same time increasing in each side on every row. Thus, a slant line is shaped on both shoulders, from here stitches are picked up and the left and right side of the front pieces are worked individually while increases are made towards the middle to shape the round neckline.

Front- and back piece are joined and worked in the round until desired length and finished with ribbing. Then, stitches are picked up along the armhole and the cap of the sleeve are worked with increases to create the puff and short rows are used to shape the sleeve so that it looks like an insert sleeve.

Finally, stitches are picked up from the neckline and are made into either a round neckband or a turtleneck.

 

Size guide

The sweater is meant to have a positive ease of 10-15 cm. This means you should choose the size, measuring 10-15 cm more than your bust measurement. If you have a bust measuring 96 cm you should choose a size M.

 

Size XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL) XXXL

 

Fits a bust measuring 83-88 (89-94) 95-100 (101-106) 107-118 (119-128) 129-138 cm

 

Circumference 98 (104) 110 (116) 125 (134) 146 cm

 

Length (measured center back excl. neckband) 50 (51) 52 (53) 55 (57) 59 cm

 

Knitting gauge 13 stitches • 19 rows in stockinette on 8mm needle = 10 • 10 cm 

 

Suggested needles 7mm and 8mm circular needles (40, 80-120 cm) 

 

Materials Peruvian Highland Wool (100 m / 50 g) together with two strands Tilia (210 m / 25 g) from Filcolana.

Peruvian Highland Wool 400 (400) 450 (450) 500 (550) 600 g

Tilia (colour A/B/C 75/25/100 (75/25/100) 100/25/100) (100/25/100) 125/50/100 (125/50/100) 100/50/150 g 

If you are knitting a turtleneck add 20 g Peruvian Highland Wool and 10 g Tilia colour A.