Agata, knit using a bouncy fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge, is an ideal lightweight sweater for spring and fall wear. At the same gauge in a DK or worsted weight yarn, Agata makes a great winter sweater. Waist shaping is emphasized by strategically placed decreases and increases within the ribs.
Pattern is seamed with set-in sleeves. The seaming is done over garter stitch edges (no mattress stitch required). Experienced knitters should be able to easily convert the pattern to be knit in the round (although more purling would then be involved).
Finished Measurements and sizes: To fit a 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) inch bust with slight negative to slight positive ease, depending on preference.
Pattern includes instructions for both short and long sleeves.
Short sleeve version:
• Beckon Stretch Merino: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins MC
• Beckon Stretch Merino: 1 skein CC
Long sleeve version:
• Springvale Worsted: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins MC
• Springvale Worsted: 1 skein CC
• US 7 (4.5mm) (straight or circular) or size needed to obtain gauge.
• Tapestry needle for seaming
• Stitch markers: at least 3, more if desired.
• Waste yarn or stitch holders
Note: The yarn base for Springvale Worsted has been changed since the original pattern was designed. You may find the new base to be too thick. Swatch to make sure the fabric has the feel you’d like.
More information here: SPAllison Presents: Agata