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Backbone

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Backbone is a wardrobe staple, a sweater you can live in. I wanted a sweater that served the same function as a sweatshirt, but with an elegant look that could transition from casual to workwear without fuss. As a knitter, I wanted a point of interest to hold my attention while I was knitting, so I added a reverse horseshoe cable pattern down the back, which I think looks like vertebrae. With three quarter length sleeves and a buttoned collar, there's plenty of style in comfort. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit Purl Work in the round Increase Decrease Cable Pick up stitches GAUGE 20 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 6 needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust size: 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) (38, 40, 42, 44, 46) (48, 50, 52, 54, 56) inches PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks City Tweed DK COLORWAY Snowshoe

Recommended with this pattern

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) (12, 13, 13, 14, 15) balls of Knit Picks City Tweed DK [55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed; 123 yds per 50gm ball], shown in colorway Snowshoe
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 24" (sizes 28 through 34) or 32" circular needles (sizes 36 and up)
  • U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 24" or 32" circular needles

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Knitting Kninja
Knitting Kninja
Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.