Milk Maiden

Published in the book Brave New Knits, Milk Maiden is a body-hugging pullover, inspired by an etching by 16th century artist Lucas van Leyden.ย  The bust features ribbing topped by a pretty, delicate leaf edging.

Yarn
Blue Sky Alpaca Melange (110 y/100 m per hank), 7 (7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15) hanks, 100% Baby Alpaca, colourway Salsa

Needles
24โ€ 2.75 mm/#2 circular needles
24โ€ 3.25 mm/#3 circular needles
2.75 mm/#2 dpns
3.25 mm/#3 dpns

Gauge
5.5 sts and 8 rows/1โ€ in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
This sweater is designed with negative ease. Choose the size that is approximately 5โ€ smaller than your actual bust measurement.

Skills Used
Grafting (Kitchener stitch)

Helpful Notes
Errata in book for size XL:
pg. 17

Begin Bust Ribbing
NOTE: you will have 111 sts for the front after finishing your ribbing, not 113.

Shape Neck
Next rnd: Sm, k to marker before ribbing, sm, k19, BO 61 sts in patt, k19 to end of ribbing, sm, k to end of rnd.

The original pattern asks you to BO 63 sts, this is incorrect.

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