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Vera Sweater

Designed by Angelia Robinson
Vera Sweater

Beautiful smocking adds a flattering look to this simple sweater. Stockinette stitch and set in sleeves create a classic shape, while the clever shaping makes it comfortable and cozy. Perfect for a day out with friends or an afternoon at the museum, this sweater is sure to be a favorite.

Skill level: Intermediate


• 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins Eden Silk by Universal Yarn, 75% wool, 25% silk (153 yds/50g) in color 05 Rose
• U.S. size 10 (6mm) straight and 16" circular needles, or size required for gauge
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Yarn needle

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Response to question
Hi, and thank you so much for your question. We have now published a correction to the needle size used for the pattern. The sample sweater was knit with size 9 needles, rather than size 10 as indicated in the pattern. Although Eden Silk is listed as a DK weight, it works up similarly to a worsted weight yarn. Size 9 needles were used to achieve the lovely drape. However, feel free to go down a needle size to get the correct gauge if necessary. Additionally, if you like the fabric you're getting with a different gauge, you can make a different size to work with that gauge. I hope this helps, but please let me know if you have any other questions.
Vera Sweater - There must be pattern corrections!
I was so excited to see this sweater in your Winter 2013 magazine. I had been looking for a sweater pattern, and this is the first one I found that I really like. However, there seems to be a discrepancy in the materials and gauge shown for the pattern. The yarn used, Eden Silk by Universal Yarn, is a DK weight yarn. The gauge for that yarn is 5.5 sts = 1" or 22 sts = 4" using a US size 4 needles. This pattern specifies US size 10 needles with a gauge of 17.5 sts =4". A size 10 needle would be much, much too large for DK weight. As the pattern photos show, it is not a loosely knit sweater. I hope corrections are available for this pattern. It is beautiful, and I still hope to be able to make it. Help!!


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