Milkweed DK

$9.00

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Milkweeds are herbaceous perennials celebrated for their ability to attract swarms of pollinators, including butterflies, moths, bees and wasps. More famously, milkweed is the food plant of the monarch butterfly larva. The flowers of these plants can be white, pink or orange depending on the variety. In the humid summers of the South, these flowers can be seen dotting patches of brush and skirting the pine and deciduous forests. They are always a pleasing sight! This design is the DK version of my popular fingering Milkweed pullover pattern.

 

Description

SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) (16, 17, 18, 19)

To fit chest circumference:

28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) (40, 42, 44, 46) (48, 50, 52, 54, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64)” /

70 (75, 80, 85, 90, 95) (100, 105, 110, 115) (120, 125, 130, 135, 140) (145, 150, 155, 160) cm

Finished chest circumference:

30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) (42, 44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54, 56, 58) (60, 62, 64, 66)” /

75 (80, 85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 115, 120) (125, 130, 135, 140, 145) (150, 155, 160, 165) cm

Intended to fit with 2″ / 5 cm positive ease in the chest. See more sizing info in the Schematic in the photo gallery.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Stockinette: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 6 / 4 mm needles

Colorwork: 20 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles

NEEDLES

Needle size is a suggestion. Please use the needle size that achieves gauge for you.

Ribbing: Size US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm for neckband; 24” / 60 cm or longer for hem and cuffs; small circumference needles for cuff if not using magic loop

Stockinette: Size US 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm for upper yoke; 24” / 60 cm or longer for yoke, body and sleeves; small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop

Colorwork: Size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 24” / 60 cm or longer for yoke colorwork

NOTIONS

1 BOR marker, scrap yarn for sleeves, darning needle

Optional: 12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) (18, 19, 20, 21) (22, 23, 24, 24, 25) (26, 27, 28, 29) markers for separating chart reps

YARN

Less Traveled Yarn, Arcadia DK (100% Merino; 180 yards / 164 meters per 50-gram skein)

OR any DK / worsted weight yarn that achieves gauge

YARDAGE

Yardage includes a 10% buffer for slight variations in gauge.

MC yards: 847 (1037, 1080, 1157, 1204, 1282) (1305, 1338, 1463, 1551) (1637, 1736, 1774, 1877, 1967) (2074, 2168, 2277, 2372)

MC meters: 775 (948, 988, 1058, 1101, 1172) (1193, 1269, 1338, 1418) (1497, 1587, 1622, 1716, 1798) (1896, 1982, 2082, 2168)

CC yards: 118 (129, 141, 154, 168, 181) (195, 209, 225, 240) (257, 273, 291, 307, 326) (345, 363, 383, 403)

CC meters: 108 (118, 129, 141, 154, 166) (179, 192, 206, 220) (235, 250, 266, 281, 298) (316, 332, 351, 369)

SAMPLES

Green sample pictured is size 5 modeled on a 37” / 92.5 cm chest circ, demonstrating a positive ease of 1” / 2.5 cm. Yarn is Less Traveled Yarn Arcadia DK in the colorways Root Chocolate (MC) and Essence of Lilac (CC).

Red sample pictured is size 9 on a 44” / 110 cm chest circ, demonstrating a positive ease of 2” / 5 cm. Yarn is Serendipitous Wool Agni DK in the colorways Fabulous (MC) and Milkweed (CC). Both samples use the back lengthening option.

Brown sample is size 12 on a 50″ / 125 cm chest circ, demonstrating a positive ease of 2″ / 5 cm. Yarn is Less Traveled Yarn Arcadia DK in the colorways Sedona (MC) and Fluorite (CC).

NOTES

This garment is constructed from the top down and is worked in one piece. BOR is located at the center back throughout the pattern. Optional instructions for a longer length in back are included. Left and right instructions are from the wearer’s perspective.