Dovetail Sweater

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Dovetail Sweater

The Dovetail Sweater, designed by Quinn Reverendo, is a worsted weight colorwork sweater featuring Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande Bocados! Bocados, Spanish for little bites, are 25g/49yd worsted weight mini-skeins of Alegria Grande. With 10 colors in the Bocados palette, there are plenty of beautiful 5-color combinations to inspire! We've put together two color options for your enjoyment, but you can certainly create your own combinations.


See all the Alegria Grande and Bocados colors by clicking here!


Dovetail’s colorwork is written rather than charted, so it’s approachable for any level of colorwork knitter. This is the perfect piece for your first colorwork sweater.


Finished Bust Circumference: 34½ (38½, 42½, 44¼) (48, 51½, 57, 60¾)”
Length: 18¼ (19, 20, 21½) (21¾, 22, 23, 23½)” from base of neckband to lower edge at center back
Sweaters shown measure 34½” and 42½”.


Manos del Uruguay ALEGRIA GRANDE (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide; approx. 197 yds/100 g):
5 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 10) sks MC.


Manos del Uruguay ALEGRIA GRANDE BOCADOS (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide; approx. 49 yds/25 g each):
1 sk A for all sizes; 1 sk B for all sizes; 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) sks C; 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2) sks D; and 1 (1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) sks E.

Sweater sized 34½”: Shown in AG2552 Foil (MC) with AGB2102 Juanita (A), AGB2058 Turmeric (B), AGB2540 Kohl (C), AGB2600 Magenta (D), and AGB2193 Cactus Flower (E)

Sweater sized 42½”: Shown in AG2540 Kohl (MC) with AGB2193 Cactus Flower (A), AGB2363 Tahiti (B), AGB2419 Oceano (C), AGB2058 Turmeric (D), and AGB2394 Teal (E)


US 7/4.5mm 16” and 24” or 32” circular needles and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75mm 16” and 24” or 32” circular needles and double-pointed needles


Stitch marker
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle

23 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needles.


This garment is worked in one piece from the top down with short rows to raise the back neck. After completing the circular yoke, the stitches are divided for working the lower body and sleeves separately in the round from the underarms down.


There are no charts for the colorwork; it is instead written out.

Pattern NOT included in the kit