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Two-colour sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3038
Wool brand: Patons DK: Beehive, Clansman, Moorland, or Diploma
Yarn quantity: Main colour: 5-8 (50g balls) plus 4-6 balls contrast
Sizes: 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Fair-isle sweater with pleasing two-colour repeat. More traditionally this might have been made in less bright yet more contrasting colours such as (undyed sheep) shades of dark brown and cream. The sweater is straight - a simple drop-shoulder T-shape, (I think the photo could be deceptive, making it look like it has a narrower waist, widening at the armholes).