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Sweet Sierra Sweater | Knitting Pattern

Sweet Sierra Sweater | Knitting Pattern

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The Sweet Sierra Sweater is a drop shoulder sweater with delicious and sweet texture. The sweater is worked top down starting from the back and shaped with increases. Stitches for the front are picked up after which the neckline is shaped. Then the front and back are joined and worked in the round. 

The neckband and hem are worked with  1x1 half twisted rib. Stitches are picked up to knit the sleeves in the round to desired length. After which there are 3 options for the cuff. Either a cinched cuff for a balloon sleeve, a cinched cuff with lace ruffle or a straight sleeve and cuff. 

Skill
Difficulty 3/5. Knitting cables and bobbles from charts.

Gauge
19 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm | 4 inch.
Measured in moss stitch after blocking. 

Needles
5 mm | US 8 needles for main.
4 mm | US 6 needles for ribbing.
3.5 mm | US 4 needles for cinched cuff and/or optional ruffle. 

Sizing
(XXS, XS) S, M, L (XL, 2XL, 3XL) 4XL, 5XL
Recommended for chest circumference of
(70, 80) 90, 100, 110 (120, 130, 140) 150, 160 cm or
(27.5, 31.5) 35.5, 39.5, 43.5 (47.5, 51.5, 55.5) 59.5, 63.5 inch.

For a finished chest circumference of
(94, 102) 110, 121, 129 (137, 148, 156) 165, 173 cm or
(37, 40) 43.25, 47.5, 50.75 (54, 58.25, 61.5) 65, 68 inch.

Choose a size with 10-25 cm | 4-10 inch of positive ease.
Sample is size XS worn with 20 cm | 7.75 inch of positive ease. 

Yarn
Lilac Sample | 1 strand dk weight yarn + 1 strand lace weight yarn
Drops Daisy c. 15 (110 m | 120 yds, 50g)
Unbranded mohair (210 m | 230 yds, 25g) 

Meterage
(880, 935) 990, 1045, 1100 (1155, 1210, 1265) 1320, 1375 m or
(962, 1022) 1082, 1142, 1202 (1263, 1323, 1383) 1443, 1503 yds of 1 strand of dk weight yarn + 1 strand of lace weight yarn each. 
Alternatively of 1 aran weight yarn. 

Grams
(400, 425) 450, 475, 500 (525, 550, 575) 600, 625 g of dk weight yarn and
(105, 112) 118, 124, 131 (138, 145, 150) 157, 164 g of lace weight yarn.

Notions
Cable needle, tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers. 

A special thanks to my tech editor, Marie-Ève and my wonderful test knitters for making this pattern possible.

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