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Biches & Bûches

Selenite Sweater Pattern

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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Finished bust circumference: 88 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134) cm / 341⁄2 (37, 41, 45, 483⁄4, 523⁄4)” - to be worn with up to 10 cm / 4” positive ease.
Model has 86 cm / 34” bust, stands 165 cm / 5’5” tall and is wearing a size 3.

Yarn:

Biches & Bûches le petit lambswool (4ply / Fingering; 100% lambswool; 248 m / 270 yds per 50 g skein) 

Shades:
A: Very Dark Grey; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins
B: Dark Grey; 1 skein
C: Light Grey; 1 skein
D: Very Light Rose; 1 skein
E: O -White; 1 skein

Isager Alpaca 1 (Laceweight; 100% baby alpaca, 400 m / 437 yds per 50 g ball)
Shade:
F: Black (30); 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) balls

Gauge:

18 sts & 26 rounds = 10 cm / 4” over St st on 4.5 mm needles before blocking, using 1 strand of Yarn A and 1 strand of Yarn F held together.
30 sts & 28 rounds = 10 cm / 4” over corrugated rib on 3 mm needles.

Needles:

2.5 mm / US 2 AND 3 mm / US 2.5 knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
4 mm / US 6 knitting needles
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles, 60-80 cm / 24-32”
length AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle/hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions:

6 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn

Notes: The body of Selenite is worked bottom-up with a split bottom hem worked back and forth; the rest of the body is worked in the round to the underarms. The sleeves are worked bottom-up to the underarms, before joining for the yoke and working raglan decreases. The neck is shaped with short rows before working the collar.

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