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Biches & Bûches

No.1 Sweater Pattern

the no. 1: astrid's favorite, and a best-seller. elegant, with a traditional nordic feeling to it. the sweater is worked flat in four pieces and sewn together. for the advanced beginner who knows the fair-isle knitting technique for the borders. so many amazing colour combinations possible.
By Astrid Troland

techniques : knit stitch + purl stitch + fair-isle knitting + the rest is knit one color at a time + picking up stitches + 3-needle cast off (for the shoulders) + sewing using mattress stitch
construction : the sweater is knit flat, beginning at the lower hand, and we knit with one color at a time.

Sizes

x-small / small / medium / large / x-large

Finished Measurements

x-small : chest width 48cm [18.91"]/ length 53cm [20.88"]/ sleeve length 38cm [14.97"]/ armhole 19cm [7.49"]
small : chest width 52cm [20.49"]/ length 55cm [21.67"] / sleeve length 39cm [15.37"]/ armhole 20cm [7.88"]
medium : chest width 56cm [22.06"]/ length 57cm [22.46"]/ sleeve length 40cm [15.76"]/ armhole 21cm [8.27"]
large : chest width 60cm [23.64"]/ length 59cm [23.25"]/ sleeve length 41cm [16.15"]/ armhole 22cm [8.67"]
x-large : chest width 64cm [25.22"]/ length 61cm [24.03"]/ sleeve length 42cm [16.55"]/ armhole 23cm [9.06"]

Yarn

biches & bûches "le petit lambswool", a natural and 100% lambswool from scotland

Needles

2.5mm (US 2)
3mm (US 3)

"how to determine your size:take a sweater from your wardrobe that you love and measure its dimensions. it may not have the exact same shape, but it will give you an idea of the size to choose. biches & bûches designs are intended loose, we suggest choosing a size a bit bigger than smaller !"

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