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Button Band Sweater "Elena"


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It's just an illusion: Pattern for a light oversized sweater with a decorative button band. Both front parts are worked at once and then sewn together after knitting the button band. So the front part is not really buttoned - the buttons are only sewn to the band and the left front part. So you don't have double thickness although it looks as if you have. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases GAUGE 22 stitches and 29 rows in 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS US sizes 6/8 and 10/12 Bust: 19,5" / 21,5" (50/55 cm) Length: 21.5"/22.5" (56/59 cm) Upper arm: 19.5"/20" (52,5/54 cm) SUGGESTED YARN 1500 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN DROPS Cotton Merino COLORWAY #10 (pistachio)

Recommended with this pattern

  • any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • I used 11 skeins of DROPS Cotton Merino
  • US 8 (4mm) circular needles

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