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Der Weg ist das Ziel ... the journey is the goal.

Machu Picchu

Birds zig and leaves zag across the stranded yoke of this top-down fitted pullover.

The diamond shapes are worked as duplicate stitch. Short rows shape the yoke, and an attached I-cord finishes off the neckline.

Worked in one piece from the top down with darts front and back for a nice lean fitted fit.

Sleeves and sweater bottom are ribbed with a tubular bind off (explained).

Finished measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" chest circumference. 0-2" ease recommended. Shown in size 36 with 0 ease.

Yarn: Wool or wool blend fingering weight yarn in 10 colors. Shown here in Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds/225 m per 1 3/4 oz / 50g skein) Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins in charcoal, 1 skein in earth; 1 mini skein (99 yds/90 m per 3/4 oz / 20g skein) each of Nirvana in berry; Angelic (75% merino 25% angora) in tomato and buff; Eden (100% merino) in curry, grape, lagoon, sage and pickle. Substitute any fingering weight yarn in a wool or wool blend that works to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needles 24" / 60 cm or 32" / 80 cm long, second set of circular needles the the same or any smaller size (for tubular bind off only); size 4 US / 3.5 mm double-pointed needles for attached I-cord trim; tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn.

Gauge: 28 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stranded Stockinette stitch; 26 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in solid color Stockinette stitch.

Skills used: Stranded knitting, tubular bind off (explained), attached I-cord (explained), duplicate stitch.

Available as a pattern download for $7, or as a kit

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