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Aviatrix Pullover

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This pullover, originally published in the 2017 edition of Knitting Traditions and now available in all of my own online design shops, is inspired by Baroness Elise Raymonde de Laroche, the first licensed female pilot. Elise’s aviation license photo shows her in a heavy white sweater that could keep her warm as she flew; my version includes grommets and lacing on the front.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 35 (39, 42.5, 46, 50, 53.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 35”; modeled with .5” of negative ease.

Needles Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 10.5 (6.5 mm): 16” and 29” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; .25” eyelet kit (includes 12 eyelets plus 2 tools); small hammer or rubber mallet; 1 yd leather cord.

Gauge 13 sts and 18 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Note The back and front of this pullover are worked back and forth in separate pieces, then joined at the shoulders using the three-needle bind-off. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked back and forth in rows.
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