The Crown Princes Sweater

Laura Ricketts

This is a pattern from PieceWork January/February 2015.

 

Rauma Strikkegarn, 100% Norwegian 3-ply wool yarn, DK weight, 115 yards (105.2 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 4 (4, 5, 6) balls of #124 Bright Red (MC) and 2 (2, 3, 4) balls #101 Unbleached White (CC); www.nordicfiberarts.com

Needles, circular, 16 inches (40 cm) and 24 inches (60 cm), and set of 4 or 5 double pointed, size 2½ (3 mm) for rib and buttons (wooden double pointed are best for buttons) and 16 inches (40 cm) and 24 inches (60 cm) size 4 (3.5 mm) circular for body or size needed to obtain gauge

Note: 3 mm is not a standard US needle size; be careful when buying a US size 2½; US size 2 is 2.75 mm; when possible, shop for this needle using the millimeter size alone.

Crochet hook, size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Dimes, 4, to stuff buttons, or a small bit of batting

Marker

Stitch holders

Tapestry needle

Finished size: 23 (25, 27¼, 30½) inches (58.4 [63.5, 69.2, 77.5] cm) chest circumference; sized for 2 (4, 6, 8) years

Gauge: 23 sts and 29 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in stranded patt on larger needle

 

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