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Acadia Top-Down Pullover #B102

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The soft, drapey Cowl neckline of this pullover reminds me of the ebb and flow of the ocean currents at Acadia National Park in Maine, which I visited when I was in high school. The greens and blues in the yarn echo the colors of the ocean and tidal pools. It has lovely curves and deep ribbing at the hips and sleeve cuffs. If substituting another yarn, make sure it's a yarn that drapes well, and that isn't stiff.

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: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)" bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4" ease

Materials: Worsted weight wool/silk blend: 1100 (1200, 1325, 1450, 1525, 1650, 1725, 1850, 1925, 2050, 2125) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Mountain Colors Twizzle (85% merino wool / 15% silk; 100 grams / 250 yards): color Harmony Mist

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 double-pointed needles, for Sleeves; sizes 7 (4.5 mm), 8 (5 mm), and 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles, 32" long, for Collar; waste yarn, stitch markers, 2 removable stitch markers

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 20 stitches and 27 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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