This sweater is quick and interesting to knit, with minimal finishing. The claw cables, one of which travels up the back and over the hood like a dragon’s dorsal ridge, add to the organic feel of the design. The hood and the thickness added by the cables make this a cozy sweater for chilly days. Instructions are given for both long-sleeve and vest versions.
2 years(4 years, 6 years)
Chest: 23″(25″, 27.5″)
Sleeve Length: 9″(10″, 11.5″)
Body Length: 13.5″(15.25″, 16.5″)
GAUGE 4″ = 16.5 sts and 20.5 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles
Sweater: 450(550, 650) yards aran weight yarn
Vest: 360(460, 560) yards aran weight yarn
US 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) 24-29″ circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) sets of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller.
stitch holders or scrap yarn
10″(12″, 14″) separating zipper in color similar to yarn, if possible
sewing needle and thread in color similar to yarn
YARN SHOWN Inca Cotton (100% Organic Cotton; 325 yards/8 oz.), Mirasol Hap’I (100% cotton; 132 yards/100 grams)