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PetiteKnit - Balloon Sweater

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The Balloon Sweater is an oversized sweater with balloon sleeves starting far down on the shoulder (drop shoulder) that are accentuated by a tight rib at the wrists. The Balloon Sweater is worked top-down. At first, while shoulder increases are worked on the yoke, at the same time short rows are used to shape the neck opening. Then, the front and back are worked separately (back and forth in stockinette st). Front and back panels are joined under the armhole and the rest of the body is worked in the round. Then sts are picked up for the sleeves, which are worked in the round on circular needles and at the end on double pointed needles (or using the magic loop technique). This means that the Balloon Sweater requires minimal finishing - all that is left to do is to weave in the ends. For the Balloon Sweater the tubular cast on and tubular cast off methods are used. This will create a neat edge and provide great elasticity along the rib. It is important for the finished result (both functionally and aesthetically) that this technique is used (it is especially important for the ribbing of the sleeves).

Yarn Weight:
yarn held together Fingering+ Lace = DK / 8 ply 

21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with both yarns on 4 mm needles

1148 - 1608 yards (1050 - 1470 m)

US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2˝ - 3.0 mm

XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL)

Bust circumference
Bust circumference at underarm: 95 (101) 107 (112) 122 (130) cm [37˝ (39ľ) 42Ľ (44) 48 (51Ľ) inches]

250 (300) 300 (350) 350 (350-400) g Arwetta by Filcolana (50 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 235 m [257 yds]) held together with 125 (150) 150 (175) 175 (175-00) g Kid Seta by Gepard (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Tilia by Filcolana (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Silk Mohair by Isager (25 g = 210 m [230] yds) 


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