I think you know how hard it is to find a truly functional and versatile hand knit garment for the cooler months that will take you from Autumn to Winter and even to Spring, depending upon where you live.
And even though this version has short sleeves, you can wear Brioche layered over a long-sleeve tee or over one of your favorite warmer weather dresses like you see here, and it works great. Instructions for short and for long sleeves are included in this pattern, and the sizes run from extra small through three extra large. I'm wearing a size small here, and if you want a similar fit, knit a size an inch or two smaller than your actual bust size.
Worked from the cowl-ish collar top down and in the round, this sweater is suitable for an adventurous beginner who is comfortable working in the round and working brioche stitch, which includes yarn overs. This particular cashmere comes in a bunch of juicy colors and if you want to substitute a different yarn, I'll list a few below.
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large)
30 (34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50)” chest
Black Pearl Yarns Cashmere (100% cashmere / 200 yards / 50 grams): 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) hanks for short sleeves, 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) hanks for long sleeves (Black Onyx shown)
One 30" (76 cm) long or longer circular (circ) needle size US 5 (3.75 mm)
One pair straight or circular needles size US 4 (3.5 mm)
One set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 5 (3.75 mm), optional
One additional 30" (76 cm) long or longer circular (circ) needle size US 5 (3.75 mm) for working in the round, optional
Stitch markers; one lightweight belt buckle, 2.5” long by 1.5” wide with 1.25” interior opening; waste yarn; tapestry needle
24 sts and 32 rows = 4"
(10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st) with larger needles
You'll need 800(800,1000,1000,1200,1400,1400) yards for size XS(S,M,L,XL,2x,3x). Other yarn possibilities are: Artesano Yarns Inca Cloud, Artesano Yarns Inca Mist, Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette, Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed or Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre, Sheep Shop Three Merino and Silk Yarn and GGH Cumba alpaca and merino yarn.
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