Alluvium by Jennifer Dassau


March 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
660 - 1320 yards (604 - 1207 m)
28.5 (31, 34, 36.5, 39, 42, 44.5, 47)"
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Named for the free flowing organic matter which is eroded and reshaped into a new form by running water, Alluvium is a blanket-style cardigan with wide wrapped fronts, a cropped back, and a winding braided cable around the neckline and front edges. Cast on at one front edge, it is knit sideways around the body in one piece to the other edge, with afterthought sleeves worked from live armhole stitches. The comforting shape can be worn wrapped and belted or pinned, or left to wander freely; the shorter back and sleeve lengths reduce the bulk of the sweater and take off the chill without smothering you. A versatile and unstructured chunky knit, Alluvium is a transitional cardigan for the changing winter season.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, picking up stitches, cables.

Size: 28.5 (31, 34, 36.5, 39, 42, 44.5, 47)”, based on the cross-back width doubled. As this wrap cardi does not have a true bust circumference, choose a size based on cross-back measurement; to measure cross-back, find the distance across back halfway between shoulder and armhole, excluding the arm.

Other Materials:
US 10 (6mm) 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn similar in size to main yarn (1 yard total, divided equally in half); Stitch markers (4); Cable needle; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 12 st and 18 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, 12 st cable is 3” wide, after blocking.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover. For questions or to show off your sweater, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.