Balloon Sweater, Petite Knit. Knitting Pattern
This is a beautifully printed knitting pattern
The Balloon Sweater has balloon sleeves that start low on the shoulder and are emphasised with close fitting rib cuffs. The Balloon Sweater is worked from the top down. For the first part of the yoke, shoulder increases and short rows are worked simultaneously to shape the neckline. After this, the front and back are worked separately (back and forth in stockinette stitch) to the bottom of the armholes. Next the front and back are joined for the body, which is worked in the round on the circular needles. Stitches are then picked up and knitted along the armholes and the sleeves are worked down from there. The sleeves are worked in the round, first on circular needles and then on double-pointed needles at the end (or on long circular needles using the Magic Loop technique). The Balloon Sweater has no finishing work besides weaving in the ends.
The sweater is designed to have approximately 15cm of ease (the finished garment to be 15cm larger than your bust circumference).
Meterage: 250 (300) 300 (350) 350 (350-400) 400 g 4ply/fingering weight yarn (50 g = 210 m) held together with
125 (150) 150 (175) 175 (175-200) 200 g Silk Mohair (25 g = 210 m) Note that the design is worked in 1 strand of 4ply / fingering yarn held together with one strand of the silk mohair
Bust circumference: 99 (107) 110 (114) 124 (135) 143 cm
Total length measured mid back, excl neck rib edge: 55 (56) 57 (58) 59 (60) 62 cm
Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] / 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32 inches], 4 mm [US6] / 40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 or 40 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 3 mm [US2½]
Or the required needle size to obtain gauge
Gauge: Start by knitting a swatch before beginning the project. Remember to wash and block the finished swatch, as the gauge changes when the yarn is washed.
21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles = 10 x 10 cm after blocking
This is a printed knitting pattern.
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