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When it is too chilly to bare your decolletage, you need a sweater with a necklace built in to emphasise your charms! Charms is inspired by a collar necklace with pendant jewels. Constructed top down in the round, you can try it on as you go to perfect the fit.

Worked top down in the round in DK yarn, sleeves and yoke are increased together and sleeves are then held on waste yarn while the rest of the body is worked. Short rows are used to raise the back of neck and to lengthen the back.

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Sizes (chest size):
The pattern is written out in ascending order of size with 4 ascending sizes grouped in a set for ease of reference throughout the pattern. Set A is the smallest set and set D the largest. Measurements are finished garment sizes. This design is intended to be worn with 0-10% positive ease against chest actual measurements
(shown in size A1 with approx. +10cm/+4 inches of ease):
Set A cm (90,95.5,102,107)
Set A inches (35.5,37.5,40,42.25)
Set B cm (113.5,120,120.5,132)
Set B inches (44.75,47.25,49.5,51,52)
Set C cm (137,143.5,150,155.5)
Set C inches (54,56.5,59,61.25)
Set D cm (162,167,173.5,180)
Set D inches (63.75,65.75,68.75,70.75)

Skills assumed:
knit & purl
increasing and decreasing
stranded knitting
short rows (link to video provided)

• Waste yarn or stitch holders
• Tapestry needle weaving in ends
• Stitch markers

4 mm/6 US circular needle with a long cable or correct needle size to achieve gauge. You may wish to use smaller cables or dpns for sleeves.


22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm/4 inches over blocked stockinette using main working needle.

Yarn & estimated yardage:

I used Warth Mill wool DK (you may use any suitable sweater yarn with which you can achieve gauge):
MC (Summerstorm}:
Set A metres (650,700,755,800), Set A yards (710,770,825,880) or 4 100g balls
Set B metres (855,920,975,1035), Set B yards (935,1010,1070, 1135) or 5 100g balls
Set C metres (1090,1165,1235,1295), Set C yards (1190,1275,1350,1420) or (6,6,6,7) 100g balls
Set D metres (1365,1445,1520,1595), Set D yards (1495,1585,1665,1750) or (7,7,8,8) 100g balls
CC (Sulphur Spring):
Set A metres (95,100,110,115), Set A yards (100,110,120,125) or 1 100g ball
Set B metres (120,130,140,150), Set B yards (135,145,155,160) or 1 100g ball
Set C metres (155, 165,175,185), Set C yards (170,180,195,205) or 1 100g ball
Set D metres (195,205,215,230), Set D yards (215,225,240,250) or 2 100g balls

These allowances are based on sweater lengths for an average height of 165cm/5’4”. If you are tall you may wish to allow extra. Where the amount used is very close to the end of a skein, I have suggested an extra skein for safety.
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