The ancient Greeks were great builders of their time. The stately columns they designed to hold up walls and graceful archways came in three basic styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric columns were the stockiest, simplest of the columns, Corinthian the most slender and decorative, while Ionic was somewhere in between. Wears easily with either skirt or jeans.

Front and back are knit separately from the hem up from a provisional cast on. Body is worked in an attractive mock-rib stitch that is fun and easy to do. I-cord edgings, added after the sweater has been assembled, give the top a polished look.

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Pattern details
  • Yarn: DK weight 700, 800, 900 [1000, 1125, 1250, 1275] yards.
  • Model: Kollage Yarns Milky Whey in Blue Sky; size medium.
  • Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked.
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for i-cord.
  • Crochet hook: US 4 (3.5 mm) the same size or slightly larger than needles used for gauge, for provisional cast on.
  • Finished size: 32, 36, 40 [44, 48, 52, 56] inches.
  • To fit bust: about 1.5 inches smaller than finished sweater.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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