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Killarney Top-Down Pullover #B103

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There's something Irish about this lovely pullover. Maybe it's the shaping at the waist and sleeve cuffs that remind me just a bit of Irish step-dancing costumes. Maybe it's the fiery color. Maybe it's just that I'm Celtic at heart, and it takes little to make me think Irish or Scottish. Whatever it is, this is a wonderful sweater, nicely shaped at the waist, with a flattering square neck and feminine belled sleeves. Sláinte!

This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge, with waist and hip shaping. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Japanese Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 27 (31.5, 35, 39.5, 43, 47.5, 51, 55.5, 59, 63.5, 67)" bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4" ease

Materials: DK/light worsted weight mohair/wool blend: 875 (975, 1075, 1200, 1275, 1375, 1450, 1575, 1675, 1775, 1875) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Shibui Knits Merino Kid (55% kid mohair / 45% merino wool; 100 grams / 218 yards): color Pagoda

Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24" long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 12" long or longer, and set of five size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles, for Sleeves; size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24" long, for Neckband; waste yarn, stitch markers, 2 removable stitch markers

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 22 stitches and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm, blocked.

If you are unfamiliar with working a set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down, my 2-part tutorial gives you everything you'll need to know to do it successfully.
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