Hold Sway Sweater Pattern

Hold Sway Sweater Pattern

Hold Sway Sweater Pattern

a Knitting Pattern by Raelean Finch

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This A-line sweater with a scooping ballet neckline is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with a garter-stitch hem shaped by increases, decreases, and short rows.  It has a nice combination of a simple A-line silhouette and dramatic hem.

This is a great pattern for showing off a hand-dyed yarn.  Variegated yarns look lovely on the mostly stockinette body of the sweater.  For the adventurous, why not try a fade of several colors?  It's the perfect palette for playing with color!

We've knit this sweater a couple of times using our fingering-weight Yakity Yak yarn.  It gives such a nice drape to the sweater.  Any of our fingering weight yarns would work nicely for this sweater.  

Size Chart and Yarn requirements

Size Finished Bust Yards Needed
XS 29" 1100
33" 1150
37" 1200
41" 1600
45" 1650
2XL 49" 1700
3XL 53" 1770

Recommended needle sizes

US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars for working body of sweater

US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars for working yoke as sts decrease

US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars for working sleeve cuffs using magic loop

US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars for working collar

*US 4 (3.5 mm) DPN's if you prefer knitting sleeves with DPN's

The pattern is printed on thick 100# acid-free and FSC-certified text stock paper. 

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