Bold Sweater

Bold is a comfy cropped sweater with fun texture detail on the extra-long sleeves. It is knit top-down, stockinette-side out, on large needles. Weave ends in carefully, and it becomes a completely reversible garment.

Skills Needed: Cable cast-on, working in the round, cabling, knitting through the back loop, kfb and left-lifted increases, k2tog, ssk, and p2tog decreases.

Fits Sizes: 32 (36, 40, 44, 50) in. [81 (92, 102, 112, 127) cm] at bust. If you are in between sizes, look at the actual measurements below to see which size would fit you best.

Actual Measurement: 34.25 (38.25, 42.25, 48.25, 52.25) in. [87 (97, 107, 123, 133) cm] at bust.

Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 7, 7) skeins Tahki Donegal Tweed (Aran; 100% New Wool; 183 yds/100g). If substituting yarns, 800 (850, 875, 1,150, 1,225) yds [735 (780, 800, 1,055, 1,125) meters] Aran weight yarn.

Needles: US size 9 [5.5 mm] – 16 in. [40 cm] circular needle

US size 9 [5.5 mm] – 24 in. [60 cm], 32 in. [80 cm], 40 in. [100 cm], or 47 in. [120 cm] circular needle (use needle smaller than circumference of sweater)

US size 9 [5.5 mm] DPNs (or needles for your preferred style of small circumference knitting)

US size 8 [5 mm] for edging– 24 in. [60 cm], 32 in. [80 cm], 40 in. [100 cm], or 47 in. [120 cm] circular needle (use needle smaller than circumference of sweater)

US size 8 [5 mm] DPNs for sleeve cuffs (or needles for your preferred style of small circumference knitting)

Or use needle size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts and 19 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in stockinette stitch on size 9 needles, after blocking.

Other Materials: 1 stitch marker for beginning of round, 4 additional stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

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