REBIRTH Pullover by Kristen TenDyke

REBIRTH Pullover

Knitting
March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
35 ¾ (38 ½, 41 ¼, 44, 46 ¾, 49 ½, 52 ¼, 55, 57 ¾, 60 ½, 63 ¼, 66, 68.75, 71 ½, 74 ¼)”
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The Rebirth KAL has begun. You can start whenever you’re ready. Learn more and sign up here. Or join the Ravelry Group.

Also, see the Rebirth Hat.

The Rebirth Pullover is a beautiful leafy-lace top, worked seamlessly from the bottom up. There is a symbolic aspect to this pattern, intended to guide the one creating it through a rebirth process of unifying with their authentic self

There is an option for long or short sleeves. The sleeves and body are worked separately. Stitches are held for the underarms and the sleeve and body stitches are joined and worked together for the yoke. Stitches are decreased during the yoke. The held underarm stitches are joined using the three-needle bind-off technique.

About the Symbolic Nature of this Pattern
This pattern has been written to include a symbolic story to encourage self awareness by using this project as a tool/mirror for self reflection. The symbolism of the body is about getting to know yourself as you are. The sleeves represent aspects of yourself that you’re unaware of or separate from—the things you want to include in your life, as well as that which has kept itself hidden and separate from your conscious awareness. The yoke represents the unification of that which you know yourself to be with that which you have kept separate from yourself. The yoke is about your unification with the authentic version of yourself, by accepting yourself as the whole of who you are.

There is a summary of this symbolism and how to use it at the end of the PDF pattern (it’s not included with the free online version).

A KAL is also taking place between March 31 and June 21, 2022. You’re invited to take part in the free KAL for more information on how to use the symbolism associated with this pattern.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements
Bust Circumference: 35¾ (38½, 41¼, 44, 46¾, 49½, 52¼, 55 / 57¾, 60½, 63¼, 66, 68¾, 71½, 74¼)“ / 91 (98, 105, 112, 119, 126, 133, 140 / 147, 154, 161, 168, 175, 182, 189) cm
Size Shown: 41.25” / 105 cm
Ease: 1–3” (2.5–7.5 cm) positive ease

Yarn
DK/Worsted weight: Choose a yarn that suggests it will meet 20–24 stitches over 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.
Short-Sleeves: approx 700 (770, 825, 885, 950, 1010, 1080, 1150 / 1220, 1290, 1360, 1430, 1510, 1580, 1665) yards / 650 (700, 750, 810, 870, 925, 990, 1050 / 1115, 1175, 1250, 1310, 1380, 1450, 1520) meters
Long Sleeves: approx 1045 (1115, 1190, 1260, 1340, 1420, 1490, 1580 / 1660, 1740, 1820, 1910, 2000, 2080, 2170) yards / 960 (1020, 1090, 1150, 1220, 1300, 1370, 1440 / 1520, 1590, 1670, 1750, 1830, 1900, 1990) meters

Shown in: Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny (100% certified organic cotton; 150 yards 137 meters/65 grams):
Short-Sleeves: 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 / 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12) hanks
Long Sleeves: 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11 /
12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15) hanks
Color Shown: #30 Birch (undyed)

Knitting Needles
US size 3 / 3.25 mm: 16” / 40 cm circular;
US size 4 / 3.5 mm: 32” / 80 cm circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles (dpns);
US size 6 / 4 mm: 32” / 80 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
4 stitch markers (BOR and 3 others for the raglan); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; scissors

Gauge
1 st patt rep (14 sts) = 2¾“ / 7 cm; 2 row patt rep (32 rnds) = 4¼” / 11 cm of Body Leaf Pattern using largest needle, after blocking. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

View this pattern for free on KristenTenDyke.com, or purchase the PDF here for simplicity and access to the symbolic information about this pattern.