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Sunniva was designed to fill a wardrobe gap and close a gap. I love button down blouses and cardigans as wardrobe staples, but the unfortunate gaping that occurs at times can make them problematic. I wanted to make a sweater that would be modeled on a tee shirt - easy to pull on and wear - but with the stylistic look of a button down blouse; something that would be equally appropriate for casual wear or in more formal situations. The idea of a side shaped tee with a false button placket stuck in my mind and wouldn't leave. Sunniva offers a wide range of options to the knitter with two sleeve choices and an optional lace collar. Although it is simple to knit, the false placket keeps it from becoming boring. I hope you enjoy your sweater as much as I've been enjoying mine! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit Purl Increase Decrease Knit with circular needles Knit with double pointed needles Slip stitches GAUGE 28 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches at bust with zero to negative ease - pick your size or smaller

Supplies Needed

  • for flutter sleeve sweater: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Malabrigo Sock [100% Superwash Merino; 440 yds per 100g skein]
  • for puff sleeve: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Orange Flower Merino/Nylon Sock [75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 460 yds per 100g skein] Shown in OrangeFlower 4 ply BFL, currently unavailable
  • 1 set 3 mm 24" or 32" circular needles (listed as U.S. size 2 or 2.5, depending on the brand)

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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.