“Elphaba” is the name given by author Gregory Maguire to a character also known as The Wicked Witch of the West. Was Elphaba really a bad witch, or was she a casualty of the Wizard’s political spin? Maguire’s book Wicked explores the theme of shadow & light as well as the gray areas in life that many a witch, wicked or good, is confronted with.
Elphaba the sweater is a top-down, seamless pullover with raglan sleeves, a scoop neckline, and a modified version of the Japanese Feather Lace pattern at the hem & cuffs. It is intended to be worn with 0-2” of negative ease depending on your fit preferences. The pattern includes a general description of and How-To for creating Horizontal Bust Darts for knitters who wish to add these for a more custom fit.
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$7.00 per pattern
29”(31”, 33”, 35”, 37”, 39”, 41”, 43”, 45”) bust measurements
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
3(3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or approximately 845(880, 980,1060, 1200, 1280, 1380, 1540, 1630) yards fingering weight yarn.