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Acorns

by Carol Sunday

Acorns - my newest sweater pattern is in Twist Collective's  gorgeous Fall '10 issue. This makes four issues in a row for me - how did that happen?!

This seamless cardigan is knit in one piece from the top down. Short rows create a front scooped neckline.

The acorns pattern is worked on a ground of reverse stockinette, with acorns cascading down the front.

Rows of little acorns trim the bottoms of sleeves and sweater.

Sleeves are worked inside out (no purling!), and the front and neck band is picked up and knit.



Finished measurements: Bust: 32 1/4 (34, 35 3/4, 38, 39 3/4, 44 1/4, 473/4, 51 1/4)" / 82 (86.5, 91, 96.5, 101, 112.5, 121.5, 130) cm. Shown in size 34" / 86.5 cm. Intended to be worn with 0-2” / 0-5 cm ease.

Yarn: 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins Sunday Knits Nirvana 5 ply (137 yds / 125 m per 1 3/4 oz / 50 g skein; 92% Merino, 8% Cashmere)

Needles and notions: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles. Size 7 US / 4.5 mm set of double-pointed needles. Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needles, 32" / 80 cm long. Size 7 US / 4.5 mm or larger crochet hook, tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, 6 buttons 3/4" / 19 mm diameter.

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.
Skills used: lace knitting, chart reading

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photographs with model by Mårten Ivert, photograph with dress form by Carol Sunday