Bernadette is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The sweater features a deep ribbing at the cuffs and hem and an all over textured stitch pattern makes up the body and sleeves.
To make a nice clean edge for finishing when working the armhole shaping on both the body and sleeves, maintain the first and last stitch in stockinette, then work the pattern in between the two edge stitches as established, working partial repeats as the shaping dictates. Once the pieces are blocked and seamed, stitches are picked up to work the neck.
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Kate Gagnon Osborn
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: haint blue 446, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins.
24 sts + 36 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Texture Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – Set US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs
1 – US 2 (2.75 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 2 (2.75 mm) 24″ (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
1 – Set US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
1 – US 4 (3.5 mm) 24″ (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn.
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” 81.25 (91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25, 152.5) cm finshed bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4-6″ (10-15 cm) positive ease. Sample shown meas 40″ and is modeled on a 34″ bust. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Mattress stitch, picking up stitches, short row shaping.
- For a tutorial on working short row shaping using the wrap and turn method, visit our tips and tricks here.
- For a tutorial on binding off using the sloped bind off, visit our tips and tricks here.
- For a tutorial on perfectly picked up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.
- For a tutorial on working the mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.