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Layla Sweater


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Knitted in buttery-soft Merino wool yarn, this pattern uses simple stitches and a couple of pretty final flourishes to create a flattering sweater. The sweater is knitted in the round, top down, with raglan shaping. The bottom edge has "stripes" of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, forming 3-dimensional welts. An i-cord is used to gather up the welts into soft folds at each side and is tied in a bow. The i-cord is easily removed if not wanted. (This welted design feature helps disguise an imperfect tummy area.) The body is knitted in a "broken rib" pattern. Its texture adds interest and its stretchiness ensures a smooth fit. The neckline and sleeve edges are trimmed with a delicate picot edging, adding a touch of elegance to this pretty, easy-to-wear top. **Note**: You can easily customize the sleeve length and total length to your taste. **Pattern has been test-knitted and tech-edited, to give you a pleasurable knitting experience.** BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Increase/Decrease Knitting in the Round GAUGE 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 in/10cm in broken rib stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) -Bust: 32 (35, 381/2, 411/2, 45, 48.5, 52) in/ 81 (89, 98, 105, 114, 123, 132) cm. SUGGESTED YARN 1094 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN John Arbon/Knit by Numbers COLORWAY KBN36-Lilac/Gray

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  • DK weight yarn-1094-1914 yds (1000-1750 m)
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  • Size 6 (US) 4.0mm needles (circular)

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.