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Chemise à Chevrons


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Description: -This oversized tunic length sweater features a v-neckline echoed by subtle chevrons drawing the eyes downward, creating slimming lines. The ribbed stitching on the hem is repeated in long cuffs, emphasizing the vertical lines in the chevrons. Details: -The front, back, neckline and sleeves are knit in two simple pieces by slipping stitches to a holder and working one arm/shoulder at a time. By only having two pieces to sew together, extraneous finishing is eliminated. Stitches are picked up around the sleeve circumference for long ribbed cuffs, and a variation for short cuffs is included in the instructions. -The chevrons are worked in a drop stitch lace pattern out from the center. The four chevrons-two drop stitch and two solid-are calculated specifically for each sweater size to maintain balance and simplicity; what you see in the photo is what you get. -Yardage range: 880 (size Small) - 2400 (size 4X) yards [805-2195 m] Finished Measurements: -The following sizes are included in this pattern: -Small: 38" Bust, 38" Hip -Medium: 43" Bust, 43" Hip -Large: 48" Bust, 48" Hip -Extra Large/1X: 53" Bust, 53" Hip -2X: 58" Bust, 58" Hip -3X: 62" Bust, 62" Hip -4X: 67" Bust, 67" Hip The sweater is shown in size Medium in the photos. If there are any questions, please leave a comment or message me and I will be happy to answer you to the best of my ability. Thanks, and Happy Knitting! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Drop Stitch Patterns GAUGE 14 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: 32-34" Bust Medium: 36-38" Bust Large: 40-42" Bust Extra Large: 44-46" Bust 2X: 48-50" Bust 3X: 52-54" Bust 4X: 56-58" Bust SUGGESTED YARN 2400 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Classic Elite Yarns Color by Kristin

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