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Friday, March 20, 2015

Silver Dollar - Let's Knit 91

It's a busy week for new patterns. Issue 91 of Let's Knit is about to hit the shops. I've got another spring-y pattern in this issue. Silver Dollar is a light sweater that will take you through the whole summer. It's knitted in Rowan Summerlite 4ply, which is 100% cotton.

Silver Dollar is worked in the round to the underarm. The front and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The shoulders are joined using a three needle cast off. Stitches are picked up for the 3/4 length sleeves and short rows shape the sleeve caps and the sleeve is worked in the round from the top down. This makes it really easy to make the sleeves longer or shorter (although if you make them longer you may need more yarn) as you can try the sweater on as you knit the sleeves.

Silver Dollar has waist shaping and a pretty lace pattern on the top of the front and back. I love how the lace pattern adds a touch of glamour to this feminine top.

Although it's a 4 ply yarn, because most of it is knitted in the round it's a quick knit and there's no sewing up. Once you've finished the knitting there's just the ends to weave in and you're done!

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