Vesica Piscis Pullover

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Vesica Piscis pullover is based on a well known mathematical symbol of intersecting circles that makes an appearance in many cultures and many contexts. The sheer simplicity of this motif makes it perfect for the first time sweater colorwork project.

The sweater is worked top down, entirely in the round, without seams. Some waist shaping is added to give it just a hint of shape. Hem and cuffs use a smaller variation of the vesica motif.

YARN CHOICE - Any fingering or sport weight yarn that knits up to gauge. I recommend non superwash yarns for colorwork. Sample knit in Brooklyn Tweed Loft in color Snowbound as MC and Old World as CC.

YARN AMOUNTS - MC: 1100(1375, 1650, 1650), (1650, 1750, 1800) yards; CC: 140(150, 150, 175), (175, 200, 225) yards

MEASUREMENTS - Recommended ease: 1 to 2” positive; The pullover measures at the bust32” (35”, 38”, 41”), (44”, 47”, 50”) or size 1 (2, 3, 4), (5, 6, 7)

NEEDLES - US#3/3.25 mm - 16”/40cm circular needles for neck rib; US#4/3.50mm – 24”/60cm and 16”/40cm circular needles or DPNs for main body and sleeves;

TOOLS - 2 pieces of scrap yarn, several removable markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE - 22 sts/28 rows per 4” square using US#4/3.50mm needles in Stockinette stitch post blocking or size to obtain gauge

TECHNIQUES USED - Knitting in the round, Stranded knitting, Short Rows