Fire Isle Sweater

Fire Isle Vest

Amy Gunderson

Sizes 38½ (42, 45½, 50, 53½, 57)” bust circumference; shown in size 38½”, modeled with 3½” of positive ease

Yarn Fibra Natura Llamalini (40% royal llama, 35% silk bourette, 25% linen; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g):

  • #112 Caspian (blue; MC), 10 (11, 12, 13, 15, 16) skeins
  • #101 birchbark (CC), 1 skein

Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn

Gauge 21 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Slipped Rib patt; 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Twisted Lattice patt; 21 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in Chevron patt

Tools

  • Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir) Needles
  • Marker (m)
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

This show-stopping sweater marries pronounced texture and stunning colorwork in side-to-side construction. The stranded colorwork is only worked on the front—the back carries the textured slipped rib pattern the whole way—and is topped by a loose turtleneck.

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