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The Daydreamer Sweater Pattern by Andrea Mowry

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By Drea Renee Knits

"I wanted a v-neck cropped sweater with loads of my favorite stitches - honeycomb cables, twisted stitches, and bobbles! I held a rustic single ply wool with a strand of silk mohair to get the perfect blend of strength and softness. This sweater is perfect with high waisted trousers and skirts or layered over dresses and tunics. Sometimes I even flip it around and wear a high neck in the front and the V-neck in the back!"

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
40 (44, 48, 52, 56)(60, 64, 68, 72)”
101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142)(152.5, 162.5, 173, 183) cm

Recommended ease is positive 6-12”/15 -30.5 cm; Sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 10”/25.5 cm positive ease. Testers found they preferred going down a size rather than up when between sizes, especially for the larger sizes.

YARN
Fingering Weight:
1570 (1740, 1956, 2201, 2430)(2675, 2897, 3110, 3445) yds
1436 (1591, 1789, 2013, 2222)(2446, 2649, 2844, 3150) m

Mohair:
1112 (1233, 1386, 1560, 1722)(1895, 2053, 2203, 2440) yds
1017 (1127, 1267, 1426, 1574)(1733, 1877, 2015, 2232) m

Fingering weight and Lace Mohair are held together as one strand. You can also sub in a Sport weight yarn

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the Tubular Bind Off.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. Go down 2 needle sizes for the ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (14), row counter (recommended), small crochet hook, cable needle, scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
26.75 sts & 31 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over honeycomb cables in the round, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Ribbing
Knitting
Purling
Working in the round
Working flat
Cables (with an option to cable without a cable needle)
Twisted stitches
Bobbles (crochet or knit)
Working from a chart
Picking up stitches
Tubular Bind Off (optional)
3 Needle Bind Off
Seaming (Just the collar edges)

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