Evenlight by Jennifer Dassau


December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Check pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
825 - 1325 yards (754 - 1212 m)
32 (33.75, 35.5, 37.25, 39.25, 40.75, 42.75, 44.5, 46.25, 48)”
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Evenlight combines a textural check stitch on the body with repeating purl stripes on the sleeves. A wide raglan line and wider purl stripe spacing below the shoulders adds even more visual interest. Seamless raglan construction and simple stitches pair with a casual fit to make this easygoing pullover.

Construction: Evenlight is knit seamlessly from the top down using raglan construction, in a textured check pattern on the body and stockinette with purl stripes on the sleeves. Stitches are cast on at the neckline, the front neck is shaped in a few rows, then the body is joined in the round and worked to the bottom of the armhole. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold while the lower body is worked without shaping to the ribbed hem. Long sleeves are then continued, with the purl stripes spaced further apart, to the matching ribbed cuffs. Stitches are picked up for the crew neckband and worked in garter stitch.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, purlwise cable CO, backwards loop CO, working in the round; stitch pattern is both written and charted and includes instructions for increasing in pattern.

Size: 32 (33.75, 35.5, 37.25, 39.25, 40.75, 42.75, 44.5, 46.25, 48)” bust; shown in fifth size with 4” ease.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yards/ 192m/100g), shown in Sand Bank; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, or approximately 825 (875, 950, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1275, 1325) yards of worsted weight wool yarn.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needle for neckline; Stitch markers (8); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 24 rows/4” in Check pattern, after blocking.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

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