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Turtle Dove II Sweater

Posted on 04.21.2020

By Anna Nozaki

The Turtle Dove II pattern has been wildly popular for good reason. It's an easy knit (in the round, seamless, size US 9 needles) and looks gorgeous in a variety of different yarns. It calls for aran weight yarn (which can also be created by holding together a DK and lace yarn together). We knit our shop sample with Shibui Nest and Silk Cloud to create a soft halo and interesting fabric texture. Nest is such a fun yarn because of the contrast thread wrapped around the merino base. It makes your knit look totally unique. There are two options: 1. simple rolled hem, 2. twisted split rib hem. Did we mention that this is a free pattern?!

Materials Required

  • Option 1 rolled hem - Aran weight yarn: 915 (1011, 1130, 1280, 1392, 1520, 1675) yards *
  • Option 2 split hem - Aran weight yarn: 916 (1011, 1148, 1319, 1475, 1653, 1816) yards *
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 16" and 24" lengths
  • US 9 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 16", 24", and 40" lengths
  • Stitch marker
  • 2 Stitch holders (or waste yarn)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends

* We used Shibui Nest (color Ivory) and Silk Cloud (Ivory) held together! If you want something using hand-dyed yarn, try Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK held together with any of our lace weight silk-mohair yarns. Another gorgeous option would be Shibui Drift or Woolfolk Luft if you'd like something a little more simple. Whichever yarn (or yarn combination) you choose, just be sure to do a gauge swatch before casting on your sweater.