Inspired by beautiful beech trees, this pullover is perfect for the transition from summer to autumn. It features gorgeous lace panels reminiscent of beech leaves along the sleeves.
Designed by Amy Gunderson
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Bust: 32½ (36¾, 40½, 44¾, 48½, 52¾, 56½, 60, 64½)”
Length: 17¾ (18, 18¾, 19¼, 20, 20½, 21½, 22, 22¾)”
Shown in Small size modeled with 4½” of positive ease.
Fibra Natura Papyrus (78% cotton, 22% silk; 50g/131 yds)
• 229-24 Bison – 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) balls
Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 24” circular or longer (to accommodate large number of stitches) or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16-24” circular and your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences in the round
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, removable stitch markers
22 sts x 29 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st)
Save time, check your gauge.
The body is knit in stockinette and features ribbing along the hem and sleeve cuffs. The sweater is finished off with an elegant square neckline.
The construction of this sweater is interesting and engaging. The sleeve panels are knit first, then the body stitches and sleeve stitches are picked up along the panel edge and worked from the top-down. The sides and sleeves are then seamed before picking up stitches to work the neck edging and sleeve cuffs.
A blog post about this pattern is at this link.