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Flight Feathers

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Let your imagination take flight in your latest yoke sweater, inspired the powerful pinions of all flighted birds (and of course those mystical beasts of the air, if you prefer). Be you angel, Pegasus, bright macaw, wandering albatross or mysterious Raven, you can choose your yarn to suit your match your inner wing with this flight of fancy.

Construction
Worked top down in the round, 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.

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 10% positive ease against actual measurements (shown in size A3 with approx. 10cm/ 4 inches of ease):
Set A cm (83, 88,93.5,99.5)
Set A inches (32.75, 34.75, 36.75, 39.25)
Set B cm (104, 110, 116, 120.5)
Set B inches (41, 43.75, 45.75, 47.5)
Set C cm (126,132,139,144)
Set C inches (49.5, 52, 54.75, 56.75)
Set D cm (148, 153.5, 159, 164)
Set D inches (58.25, 60.5, 62.5. 64.5)

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

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

Needles:
5 mm/US 8 circular needle with a long cable or correct needle size to achieve gauge. You may wish to use smaller cables or dpns for sleeves.

Gauge:
17 stitches and 21 rows to 10 cm/4 inches over blocked stockinette using main working needle.

Yarn & estimated yardage:
DROPS Alaska aran weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts or other similar yarn:
MC (North Sea): Set A (8,9,10,10) skeins or (548,596,636,680) metres/(603,655,700,748) yards
Set B: (11,12,12,13) skeins or (727,780,825,874) metres/(799,858,907,961) yards
Set C: (13,15,15,16) skeins or (896,980,1039,1097) metres/(985,1078,1143,1206) yards
Set D: (17,18,19,20) skeins or (1149,1220,1283,1340) metres/(1263,1342,1411,1474) yards
CC (Sage Green): Set A 2 skeins or (78,85,91,97) metres/(86,93,100,106) yards
Set B: 2 skeins or (104,111,117,124) metres/(114,122,129,137) yards
Set C: (2,2,3,3) skeins or (128,140,148,156) metres/(140,153,163,172) yards
Set D: 2 skeins or (163,174,182,191) metres/(180,191,201,210) yards

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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