By: Quinn Reverendo
The Dovetail Sweater is a worsted weight colorwork sweater featuring Alegria Grande Bocados! Bocados, Spanish for little bites, are 25g/49yd worsted weight mini-skeins of Alegria Grande. With 10 colors in the Bocados palette, there are plenty of beautiful 5-color combinations to inspire!
Dovetail's colorwork is written rather than charted, so it's approachable for any level of colorwork knitter.
Finished Bust Circumference: 34½ (38½, 42½, 44¼) (48, 51½, 57, 60¾)”
Length: 18¼ (19, 20, 21½) (21¾, 22, 23, 23½)from base of neckband to lower edge at center back
Sweaters shown measure 34½and 42½”.
Aran (8 wpi)
Manos del Uruguay ALEGRIA GRANDE (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide; approx. 197 yds/100 g):
5 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 10) sks MC.
Manos del Uruguay ALEGRIA GRANDE BOCADOS (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide; approx. 49 yds/25 g each):
1 sk A for all sizes; 1 sk B for all sizes; 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) sks C; 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2) sks D; and 1 (1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) sks E.
Sweater sized 34½”: Shown in AG2552 Foil (MC) with AGB2102 Juanita (A), AGB2058 Turmeric (B), AGB2540 Kohl (C), AGB2600 Magenta (D), and AGB2193 Cactus Flower (E)
Sweater sized 42½”: Shown in AG2540 Kohl (MC) with AGB2193 Cactus Flower (A), AGB2363 Tahiti (B), AGB2419 Oceano (C), AGB2058 Turmeric (D), and AGB2394 Teal (E)
US 7/4.5mm 16and 24or 32circular needles and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75mm 16and 24or 32circular needles and double-pointed needles
Stitch holders or waste yarn
23 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needles.
1230 - 2411 yards (1125 - 2205 m)
This garment is worked in one piece from the top down with short rows to raise the back neck. After completing the circular yoke, the stitches are divided for working the lower body and sleeves separately in the round from the underarms down.
There are no charts for the colorwork; it is instead written out.
A note about ease: Anaïs is wearing the 34½Foil version of Dovetail with approximately 2 inches of ease and Kiley is wearing the 42½Kohl version of Dovetail with approximately 6of ease.