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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

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Breath of Spring

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Breath of Spring
Breath of Spring
Breath of Spring
Breath of Spring

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, decreases, ch, sc, dc, tc and crochet decreases

Pattern Description:

This design joins knitting with attached crochet motifs, and is like a breath of spring - almost lighter than air, as it is knit at a loose gauge.

It is the perfect coverup for a spring day or a cool summer evening.

La Gran mohair yarn is an ideal yarn choice for the sweater, as the brushed mohair fills in the stitches just enough to soften the loose gauge, and the yarn's strength ensures that the fabric will wear well.

For a smoother look, try Lily Chin's Tribeca.

Higher or deeper v-neck is your choice.

Gauge:

9 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with size 13 ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest Circumference: 37.5 / 41 / 44.5 / 48"
  • Length: 20 / 21 / 22 / 23'
  • Sleeve Length: 19'
  • Lower [Higher] V-Neck Depth: 14.5 / 15.75 / 16.5 / 17.75 [10 / 11 / 12 / 13']

Materials:

  • Lower V-Neck Sample: Classic Elite La Gran Mohair,74% mohair / 13% wool / 13% nylon, approx 90 yds / 1.5 oz ball: 6 / 6 / 7 / 8 balls # 6516 Natural (MC) and Patons Soy Wool Stripes, 70% wool / 30% soy silk, approx. 110 yds / 80 gram skein: 2 skeins #70530 Natural Geranium (CC)
  • Higher V- Neck Sample (my personal favorite!): Lily Chin Signature Collection Tribeca, 25% mohair / 43% wool / 17% viscose / 15% polyester, approx 153 yds / 50 gram ball: 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 balls # 6516 Natural (MC) and Patons Soy Wool Stripes: 2 skeins #70415 Natural Pink (CC)
  • 16" and 29-32" US size 13 (9 mm) ckns
  • Size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker. stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, sewing pins