Short Description: Everyone needs a warm basic layer to wear when the colder weather arrives. At least that is what I look for in the closet on the first days of the fall. When I designed Bello, I was looking for a sweater I could wear all the time, because I really adored the yarn I used for it. I wanted something I could wear with jeans and a pair of boots…
I do love cardigans, but sometimes it is easier for me to throw on a pullover and not worry about what I am wearing underneath. So the decision was easy.
Bello is worked from the top down, in the round. It has an easy to wear shape, with flattering rib and cable details that keep the knitting interesting.
Gauge: Stockinette stitch: 24 st and 38 rows to 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, after blocking.
Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Shown in size M on a 35” bust.
- Bust circumference: 30 (32½, 36½, 39¾, 44¼, 48, 51¾, 55¾) inches; 75 (81½, 91½, 99, 110, 120, 130, 139) cm.
- Upper sleeve circumference: 10 (10½, 11½, 13¼, 14½, 16¼, 17¾, 19¼) inches; 25 (26½, 29, 33, 36, 40½, 44½, 48) cm.
Materials Used: Yarn: Bello by The Plucky Knitter (55% Merino – 45% Cashmere - 380 y): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins.
Needles and other notions:
- US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 2½ (3 mm) circular needles.
- Cable needle, stitch markers
- Row counter (optional).
Skill Level: intermediate
Other Details: CONSTRUCTION: Back, fronts and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up and blocked. After shoulders and sides are joined and sleeves are set in, neckband sts are picked up and worked.