P O L A R B E A R
Polar Bear is knit bottom up in the round to the underarm, then divided for front and back to be worked flat. The sleeves are picked up and knit in the round top down. Very basic shaping, suitable for beginners.
The texture effect is created with the use of simple mix of knit and purl stitches in a stripe sequence.
The sweater is knit in two very different fibers – chunky Peruvian wool and light airy mohair. This contrast creates a dramatic visual effect and makes the whole knitting experience more engaging.
But you are free to experiment and change this suggested design feature. You can make the sweater using just one kind of yarn and you will still get the textured look. Or you can use yarns of the same weight for the stripe sequence.
Sleeves are knit in the round top down, in a simple stripe sequence. The length is adjustable.
Wide boat neck can be worn as a classic neckline or slipped off one shoulder. The pattern gives instructions how to make the neckline opening narrower, if you wish to.
The sweater is graded for 8 sizes with 6-6 ½” of ease. The sample is shown in size Small with 6″of ease.
B O D Y S I Z E S:
XS 31″ [78.5 cm]
S 34″ [86.5 cm]
M 37″ [94 cm]
L 41″ [104 cm]
XL 44″ [111.5 cm]
XXL 47″ [119 cm]
3XL 50″ [127 cm]
4XL 54″ [137 cm]
F I N I S H E D M E A S U R E M E N T S:
Chest/Bust at Underarm: 37 ¾ (40, 43 ½, 46 ¾, 50 ¼, 53 ¾, 56, 59 ½)” [95.5 (101.5, 110, 119, 127.5, 136.5, 142, 151) cm]
G A U G E
7 sts x 10 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking in yarn A.
Take time to check your gauge!
Y A R N
Yarn A – 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of “Crazy Sexy Wool” Wool and The Gang (87 yds [80 m] in 7 oz [200 g]; 100% Peruvian wool) in Ivory White.
Yarn B – 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of “Take Care Mohair” Wool and The Gang (109 yds [100 m] in 1.75 oz [50 g]; 78% kid mohair, 13% wool, 9% polyamide) in Dusty Grey.
Please, keep in mind that the yardage is an estimate.
The pattern has been edited by a professional technical editor.