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I'm a mother, former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. I learned my first stitches from my mom when I was a teenager, but I gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having my first baby brought back my ...

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Three Braids

from Lete's Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Three Braids
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • increasing stitches
  • decreasing stitches
  • cables

Pattern Description:

Three Braids is a seamless pullover knit from the top down with subtle dolman sleeves. The design uses an adaptation of the contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Susie Myers.
Interesting construction, the subtle dolman sleeves (which can be easily modified) as well as the cabled pannel on the front will keep you motivated until the bottom rib resulting in a modern pullover for everyday use.


22 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm / 4 in St st worked flat with larger needles, 4.0 mm / US #6, after wet blocking.
Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M)L, XL, XXL. Finished Bust: 88 (93.5, 104.5)117.5, 126.5, 139 cm / 35.25 (37.5, 41.75)47, 50.5, 55.75 inches. The pullover is designed to be worn with 10-15 cm / 4-6 of positive ease. Sample shown in size M on 93 cm / 37 bust.


  • 3 (3, 3)4, 4, 4 skeins of Malabrigo Arroyo (100% merino; 100g / 335y) or approx 755 (810, 910)1000, 1085, 1205 m / 830 (885, 995)1090, 1185, 1315 yards.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles 4.0 mm / US #6 needles, or size needed for gauge - 80 cm / 32 circular and dpns. 3.75 mm / US #5 needles, or one size smaller than gauge needles - 60 cm / 24 circular and dpns. 4.5 mm / US #7 dpn (used for 3-Needle Bind-Off only).
  • Other cable needle, interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo

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