: XS. Shown in size S. Finished bust measurements: 44/48 in / 111/122 cm after seaming. When choosing a size, remember that bulky yarns need more ease when wearing them. The sweater has been designed for 2 inches of positive ease after seaming.
Gauge: 18 stitches/34 rows = 4 inches on larger needles in texture pattern Note: Make sure to get both stitch AND row gauge.
Materials: You need BOTH bulky and worsted weight yarn for the stitch pattern in this sweater, alternating them every two rows. They may be the same color or contrasting colors for a totally different look. Thick yarn = 580/618 yards 6 skeins of Highland Bulky, bulky weight yarn. Thin yarn = 1150/1225 yards 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn.
24 in/60 cm long circular needle, or pair of straight needles of suitable length, in size required to obtain gauge. I used a US #8/ 5mm, you may need a size or two larger or smaller. Circular needle, at least 40 in/100cm long, one US size smaller than above needle.
7 - 4 inch buttons
Matching sewing thread
Stitch holder or waste yarn
2 stitch markers