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Elsie the moto sweater is so much fun - easy to make and a blast to wear! Her thick garter fabric is dense and weighty like her leather motorcycle counterpart. Zippers, positioned diagonally at the center front and at sleeve cuffs, add to the authenticity of this design - and a bit of sparkle. You'll find this piece, worked flat from the bottom up in aran weight wool, to be a delightfully quick knit too. The overall garter stitch requires no blocking, enables virtually invisible shaping, and lends itself to easy seaming and zipper insertions by matching rows and following the paths of its large, defined stitches. 14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, assembly diagrams, photo tutorial for zipper installation, a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations. Enjoy! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, long-tail CO, k2tog, k1-f/b Kitchener stitch grafting and seaming zipper installation (photo tutorial included) GAUGE 14.4 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches in garter stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches Waist: 27, 31, 35, 39, 42, 47, 51 inches Hips: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches Length: 25.25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 25.75, 26, 26.25 inches PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Quince/osprey

Recommended with this pattern

  • - 1 21-inch aluminum medium-weight, 2-way separating (for center front; best to wait until knitting is completed before ordering to ensure accurate length)
  • - 2 6-inch aluminum medium-weight closed zippers (for sleeves)
  • 1 29 or 32-inch circular US10.5/6.5mm needle, to manage multiple stitches (pattern knit flat)

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