Beaded Summer Spencer

Eileen Casey

FINISHED SIZE 30 (32½, 34, 36½, 38, 40½, 42)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 30". Choose a size with about 2" of negative ease.
YARN Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice (70% organic cotton, 30% wool; 100 yd [91 m]/1.75 oz [50g]): #2316 natural, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
NEEDLES Body and Sleeves—size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn); ribbing and I-cords—size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" cir and dpn. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS About 120 (120, 136, 136, 152, 152, 168) grams size 3/0 Toho round seed beads in lustered cream; markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; small amount of smooth waste yarn in similar gauge to working yarn for provisional cast-on.
GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rows/rnds = 4" in St st on larger needles.

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