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The multi-sized triangle motif of this pattern was inspired by both the traditional quilt pattern of Flying Geese and the abstract expressionist paintings of Thornton Willis, for whom this sweater is named. The triangular fold-back lapels echo the colorwork, and the facings of hem and sleeve both sport their own colorwork designs. All facings are worked attached to the main sweater body, then joined (or in the case of the neck facings, stitched) together toward the inside.
Yarn: DK weight yarn, 1040[1180, 1310, 1450, 1590, 1730, 1800] yds of MC, 80[90, 100, 110, 125, 135, 145] yds of CC1, 40[45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75] yards each of CC2, CC3, & CC4. Shown in SweetGeorgia Superwash DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 256 yds/115g) in Birch (MC), Tumbled Stone (CC1), Cayenne (CC2), Raspberry (CC3), Ginger (CC4)
Needles: 32-inch circular in 3.5mm (US4) and 3.75mm (US5) or size needed to obtain gauge; DPNs, magic loop, or other preferred method for small circumferences in both sizes for the sleeves.
Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette on larger needles after blocking.
Finished Sizes: XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to finished bust of 30[34.5, 38, 42.5, 46, 50.5, 54] inches (75.5[86.25, 95.5, 106.25, 115.5, 126.25, 135.5]cm). Sample shown in 38" size on 37" bust. See schematic for specific measurements.
Notions: crochet hook & waste yarn for provisional cast on, 7 buttons (3/8″), tapestry needle
Pattern Includes: colorwork chart, written instructions
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, stitches slipped wyib & wyif, ssk, m1L, m1R, placing and slipping markers, wrap & turn short rows in garter stitch, kf&b, yarnover.
22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette on larger needles after blocking.
I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my dolls.
I added crochet when I was 8, cross stitching when I was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16. And I started binding books in college.