Sizes: Women's sizes
: XL, 1X, 2X. These are approximate - choose size based on finished bust measurement below, including your desired amount of ease.
Finished Bust Measurements: 46 1/2, 49 1/4, 52 in/ 118, 125, 132 cm. Designed to be worn as an outer layer with approximately 2-4 in/ 5-10 cm or more of positive ease. Sample shown is a size L worn with 5 in/ 12.5 cm of ease.
Gauge: 17 sts and 27 rows/4 in/ 10cm over stockinette stitch.
What You Need: 1301, 1391, 1496 yds/ 1193, 1275, 1372 m 7 skeins Highland Worsted (worsted) weight yarn.
Circular needle at least 32 in/ 80cm long *(Largest sizes may be more comfortable on a longer needle)* in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #6/ 4mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.16 in/ 40 cm circular needle in same size as above.
1 set of dpns in same size as above.7 3/4 in/ 2cm diameter buttons
scrap yarn for holding sts and marking button placements
Large-eyed tapestry needle
One cable needle
3 stitch markers - in 2 different colors
Optional: two clip-on style markers or safety pins to help with short rows.
Pattern Notes: The body of the sweater is worked from the bottom up in one piece back and forth in rows to the armholes, then split into back and two front sections. Shoulders are seamed and then sleeves are worked top-down, with sleeve cap stitches picked up around armholes and shaped with short rows. Neck and front bands are picked up and knit at the end.