Askews Me Sweater by Stephen West
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Askews Me Sweater

Knitting
January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two color brioche ribbing
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1400 - 1900 yards (1280 - 1737 m)
S (M, L, XL, XXL, XXL) Sample shown in size XL on a 41" / 104cm chest circumference.
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Gather a selection of worsted and DK weight yarns for this top down brioche sweater. The neck features a biased section that continues into the yoke. A single increase continues into the sweater body for a flared asymmetrical shape. The sample shows a consistent black color B background with Malabrigo Rios. Color A is a mixture of improvisational stripes in the foreground. Try on the top down sweater as you knit to get the perfect sleeve and body length.

Instructions are written using color A and color B. Color A is the foreground color (blue, yellow, red) and color B is the background color (black). The samples show a consistent color B background color while color A changes in the foreground with color blocks and stripes. Feel free to change colors whenever you like. Changing both colors A & B will create a more striped graphic fabric. Keeping one of the colors consistent will ground the fabric and give it an overall quality of lightness or darkness. Experiment and play with colors and fibers to maintain your interest while knitting this garment.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL, XXL)
Sample shown in size XL on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference.

Finished Measurements: 41 (43, 46, 48, 50, 53)” / 104 (109, 117, 122, 127, 135)cm chest circumference. Sleeve length and body length are customizable.

Yarn: Worsted & DK weight

Yardage: Approximately 1400 (1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900)yds / 1280 (1372, 1463, 1554, 1646, 1737)m total

Shown in: A variety of worsted & DK weight yarns including
Malabrigo Rios (color B background black)
Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER
Shibui Alpaca DK
Madelinetosh Tosh DK
Quince & Co. Owl

Color A is the foreground color (blue, yellow, green, red)
Color B is the background color (black)

Needles: 40” US 9 / 5.5mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting the neck and sleeves in the round.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rounds = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch (measured unstretched)