désarroi by Emily Connell


May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on the bias with sock yarn held double
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3400 - 4500 yards (3109 - 4115 m)
S, M, L
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pronounced like: DAZE-awh-rwa

This sweater embodies the meaning of this word, with its array of colors scattered across the front and back of the body, creating a chaotic sense of color exploration. Perfect for your odds and ends of sock yarn, pick your favorite color or two, or stick with one main color to tie it all together—the options for the colors are truly endless for this.

Use your sock yarn held double throughout the body pieces for a nice hefty fabric that will keep you warm through the cooler months, and into the spring, too! Choose your favorite dk yarn for the sleeves and neck to pull all your colors together nicely into one “uniform” piece.

This sweater uses minimal shaping. The front and back are worked on the bias, from corner to corner; the sleeves are worked from cuff to neck in a welt stitch and then seed stitch, with increases shaping the sleeve. You will seam your sweater together once all pieces have been knitted and blocked to measurements, then you will pick up the neck to finish out your piece.

S, M, L (XL, XXL)

42, 46, 50 (54, 60) inches
107, 116, 127 (137, 152) centimeters

approximate finished length:
22.5, 22.5, 22.5 (23.5, 24.5) inches
57, 57, 57 (60, 62) centimeters

uppermost sleeve circumference:
16, 16.5, 16.5 (17.5, 18.5) inches
40.6, 42, 42 (44.5, 47) centimeters

sleeve length: 14.5 inches/37 centimeters

Please note that this is worked double, so if you decide to not work with two strands held together, choose a dk weight yarn that will give you the same gauge.
Sock yarn approximate totals for yardage:
1100, 1200, 1350 (1500, 1700) yds/1005, 1097, 1234 (1371, 1554) m
(I used about 24 colors between the front and the back, with approx. 50+/- yds per color.)

Dk yardage:
800, 800, 850 (940, 940) yds/731, 731, 777 (860, 860) m
(Sample used Rowan Felted Tweed DK: 3, 3, 3 (4, 4) balls needed)

1 20-inch (75-cm) US #5 needle
1 US #4 needle for sleeves and collar

notions required:
st marker for marking beg of rnd for collar
Tapestry needle
blocking supplies

21 sts x 28 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch on size 5 needles, with sock yarn held doubled

28 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10cm in seed st with dk yarn held single on size 4/3.5mm needle

A Note on Sizing: This sweater is meant to have a very oversize fit, so choose the size that will provide 4”-8” of positive ease.

A Note on Colors: Make this sweater in a rainbow of colors, like mine, in a monochromatic color scheme, in a color family—whatever you like best!