Bow River is a fitted long sweater, perfectly cozy for nippy fall days, or layered with a top underneath for deep winter. Casual enough to pair with jeans, or dressed up with a skirt and a pretty belt, Bow River will become a wardrobe staple. Bow River features darted waist shaping for a subtle and feminine fit.
Yarn: 970[1100, 1230, 1350, 1470, 1600, 1730] yards (890 [1010, 1125, 1235, 1345, 1465, 1585] m) of DK or sport weight yarn. Sample shown in Lorna’s Laces Sportmate (70% Wool/30% Outlast viscose, 270 yds per 100 g skein) in ‘Waistcoat’.
Gauge: 22 stitches & 32 rows in 4 inches (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need a 16- or 20-inch (40- or 50-cm)circular, a 24-inch (60-cm) circular, and your preferred method for working smaller circumferences for the sleeve (see note). For the larger sizes, you might also prefer a 32-inch (80-cm) needle to work the majority of the body.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, plus 1 that looks different for the beginning of round; scrap yarn or holders to hold live stitches; tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Finished Sizes: XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to bust circumference of approximately 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (76[86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137]cm). For specific measurements see schematic.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, kfb, short rows with instructions for the Shadow Wrap method, use of markers, m1, working stitches tbl.
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