Aviatrix Pullover Knitting Pattern Download
This pullover is inspired by Baroness Elise Raymonde de Laroche, the first licensed female pilot. Elise's aviation license photo shows her in a heavy white sweater that could keep her warm as she flew; our version includes grommets and lacing on the front.
Designer: Denise Lavoie
Finished Size: 35 (39, 42, 46, 50, 53)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 35"; modeled with " of negative ease.?
Specific Yarn Used: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky (100% superwash merino; 275 yd [250 m]/8 oz [227 g]): Patterson Park, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.?
Needles: Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 10?(6.5 mm): 16" and 29" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.?
Notions: Removable markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; " eyelet kit (includes 12 eyelets plus 2 tools); small hammer or rubber mallet; 1 yd leather cord.
Gauge: 13 sts and 18 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.
Notes: The back and front of this pullover are worked back and forth in separate pieces, then joined at the shoulders using the three-needle bind-off. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked back and forth in rows. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.