Abstract Sweater

 

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For this piece, I wanted to create something that had a distinct pop-arty, sixties vibe with the big black blocks, the three quarter sleeves and the relaxed fit. The deep raglan yoke and boxy shape gives it a comfortable fit. The styling options are plenty, from a casual over jeans look to something more urban and styled to the max. Because the garment is meant to be worn oversized, be sure to refer to Finished Dimensions when picking the best size for you.

 

Design features:

Deep slow raglan construction

Fair-isle, two-color

Oversized, relaxed fit

Top-down

Neck band knit on later

Dolman sleeves

 

sizes:

XS (S, M, L, XL,2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)” bust circumference.

 

finished measurements armpit (laid flat): 50(55, 60, 65, 70,75) cm 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30)”.

Note that this is a very loose-fitting garment with deep raglan sleeves. Your bust will be inside a circumference that at that point still includes sleeves.

finished length: 55(58, 60, 61, 62,63)cm/ 22, 23, 24, 24.3, 24.7,25.1)”.

sample garment: model is 1.83m/6″, size S, and is wearing an M.

 

yarn:

MC: madelinetosh MCN fingering (Fingering / 4 ply 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 420 yards), 2(2, 2, 3, 3,4) skeins Antler

CC: madelinetosh TML (Fingering/4ply 100% Merino 420 yards/100 grams, 405 yards), less than 2(2,2,2,3,4) skeins Tern

Alternatives: many fingering/sport/sock yarns will work, for example sock yarns, Drops Cotton Merino, etc. Silk or vegetable content in the MC will help your drape, but all vegetable or silk will be difficult with the fair-isle because they lack stretch.

 

gauge:

Washed and blocked: 21 st/26 rounds at 10cm/4″ in fair-isle stockinette in the round.

 

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