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In my knitting life, I am a die-hard sweater knitter; I love bodies and things that adorn their forms. Until the moment when my wheel magically appears and I can finally spin 200g of fibre in one sitting, I need to placate the sweater-beast. Whiteleaf is my offering.

Worked with a commercial fingering weight yarn, I can achieve my dream of turning my meagre spindle-spun yarn into (part of) a whole, wearable sweater. The 2-ply Shetland wool was chosen for its woodsy, wintery color that evokes my magical Christmas-time walks in the Oxfordshire countryside when paired with the delicate frosted shades of this Ice Queen fibre.

If you don’t yet spin or just don’t want to use your handspun in this way, substitute it with another fingering weight yarn. If you do spin, I highly recommend Countess Ablaze’s indulgent fibre blends for adding some bling to your life.

Chest: 26.25[28.25, 30.5, 32.25, 34.5//36.25, 38.5, 41, 42.75///45, 46.75, 49, 50.75////53, 54.75, 57, 58.75, 61, 63] inches
Length: 23.75[24, 24.25, 24.75, 25//25.25, 25.25, 25.75, 26///26.25, 26.5, 26.5, 27////27, 27.25, 27.75, 28, 28.25, 28.25] inches

Shown in 34.5” size with 0.5” of ease on Josie (most of the photos), and -4” of ease on Mirella (top photo of pattern page on KnittySpin website).

[MC] Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift [100% Shetland wool; 115yd/105m per 25g ball]; color: 236 Rosewood; 9[9, 10, 11, 11//12, 13, 14, 14///15, 16, 16, 17////18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21] balls
[CC] Countess Ablaze Ice Queen [Shetland wool, kid mohair, bamboo, trilobal nylon (firestar); top]; Finished Yarn: 18 WPI, 2-ply; Yardage used: 40m. (Commercial Yarn Alternative: [CC] Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift [100% Shetland wool; 115yd/11G per 25g ball]; color: 180 Mist; 1 ball)

16-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
24[24, 36, 36, 36//36, 36, 36, 36///36, 36, 36, 40////40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40]-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
1 set US #3/3.25mm double-point needles (optional)
1 set US #2/2.75mm double-point needles (optional)
16-inch US #2/2.75mm circular needle
24-inch US #2/2.75mm circular needle

For more information, see: http://knitty.com/ISSUEw13/KSPATTwhiteleaf.php

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