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This is such a fun sweater! It harkens back to the early sixties, you feel a little Mad Menish when wearing it. The inspiration for this design again came from the yarn. I had been wanting to make a boatneck pullover and thought this yarn would be perfect. I love the texture of the thick, thin yarn in the Rice Stitch. The sweater is a compound raglan constructed from the top down in one piece. The compound raglan allows for a more flattering fit because the rate of increase varies to more accurately follow the shape of the body. It increases more rapidly between the neck and shoulders and at the end to curve around the underarm. Then more gradual in the section in between. The name comes from an Audrey Hepburn movie from the early sixties. It reminded me of something she might wear. This sweater will be definite favorite in your wardrobe. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, purl through back loop, knit through back loop GAUGE 13 sts and 17 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch before blocking. 13 sts and 17.25 rnds = 4" in Rice Stitch after wet blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes: Finished bust: 30.75 (33.25, 37, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 49.25, 53, 55.5, 59)". Garment is modeled with a slight negative ease. SUGGESTED YARN 852 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Fleece Artist Thatch, 100% wool; 100 m per 125g skein COLORWAY Pumpkin

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  • Materials: Yarn: Fleece Artist Thatch, 100% wool; 100 m per 125g skein; color: Pumpkin, 8 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18) skeins, 848 (929, 1059, 1216, 1316, 1446, 1620, 1743, 1939, 2093) m; 778 (852, 972, 1116, 1207, 1327, 1486, 1599, 1779, 1920) yds. Needles: Size 10.5/6.5mm 16" and 24" circular needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
  • Needles: Size 10.5/6.5mm 16" and 24" circular needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Other: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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Wood House Knits
Jennifer Wood designs for Wood House Knits. She taught herself to knit 10 years ago and loved it so much she began designing her own patterns. It has been wonderful outlet for her creative energy. She has an absolutely wonderful husband, three amazing children, a fine son-in-law, a sweet, sweet grand baby and two bad dogs. Her designs have been published in Knitty, Vogue Holiday Issue, Woolgirls Sock Club and Interweave Knits. Recently, she began selling her patterns through her business Wood House Knits.