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A love of fashion inspired Mary to learn to knit over 20 years ago. Who knew that she would find the process of designing and creating knit garments as thrilling as wearing them? A professional ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elphaba
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Pattern Description:

"Elphaba" is the name given by author Gregory Maguire to a character also known as The Wicked Witch of the West. Was Elphaba really a bad witch, or was she a casualty of the Wizard's political spin? Maguire's book Wicked explores the theme of shadow & light as well as the gray areas in life that many a witch, wicked or good, is confronted with.

Elphaba is a top-down, seamless pullover with raglan sleeves, a scoop neckline, and a modified version of the Japanese Feather Lace pattern at the hem & cuffs. It is intended to be worn with 0-2" of negative ease depending on your fit preferences.

The pattern includes a general description of and How-To for creating Horizontal Bust Darts for knitters who wish to add these for a more custom fit.

Elphaba is sized for busts 29"(31", 33", 35", 37", 39", 41", 43", 45") and will require 3(3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or approximately 845(880, 980,1060, 1200, 1280, 1380, 1540, 1630) yards fingering weight yarn.


24 stitches and 32 rows/4"

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light