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Friday, April 09, 2010

 Ahh, the Brioche Honeycomb Sweater! I love this sweater. The luxurious feel of Misti Alpaca's Super Chunky combined with the dramatic sleeves makes a girl feel so chic!

This sweater is not for the passive knitter. The sizing is based on one size with notations on how to make adjustments using your gauge & your measurements for a more personal fit. There are also a few challenging techniques in the construction of this sweater that make it an intermediate project. Invisible or provisional cast on, brioche honeycomb stitch & kitchener stitch (or a 3 needle bind off option) are all used. If you're an advanced beginner and like a challenge this would be a good piece to challenge yourself with. 

So we've already talked about the yarn and you'll need @605-715 yds of it... that's between 11-13 skeins of Misti's Super Chunky.

A #17 circular needle at least a 29".
Gauge: 1.3sts = 1" in Brioche Honeycomb Stitch
Available as a PDF download. $6.50



4 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful sweater. I love the drape of the sleeves and stitch pattern. smit1014@bellsouth.net

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  2. Does anyone know where I can get someone to knit this exact style for me? mary anne - mare319@gmail.com

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  3. Gorgeous, but I can't find Misti Alpaca Super Chunky. Is it just the Chunky? I see no "Super" Chunky. The only one I find is 3.5 stitches per inch on #10 needles. Is it no longer being made?

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    1. Unfortunately it is no longer being made. A good substitute is Lion's Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick or Magnum by Cascade. The Lion's Brand looks more like what the Misti Alpaca looked like. Hope this helps! Karen

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