Faraday Sweater by Leah Goldstein
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Faraday Sweater

November 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
885 - 2382 yards (809 - 2178 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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In 1836 Michael Faraday realized that if he enclosed a grounded room in metal, electrical charges would only touch the outside --leaving the inside untouched by the charge. This sweater is named for the inventor of this hollow conductor which still used by scientists today. This piece is inspired by Michael Faraday, and his contributions to the scientific community.

This garment is worked with 5” of negative ease, top-down, and in one piece with superwash merino and stainless steel wool.


XS (28-30”) S (32-34”) M (36-38”) L (40-42”) XL (44-46”)


GAUGE: 5 sts per 1” in St st using larger needles.

Main Color (MC): LB Collection superwash merino (100% merino; 306 yards/100 grams) - 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) Skeins. Sample in Black.

Contrasting Color (CC): LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel (75% wool, 25% metallic; 273 yards/14 grams) 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) spools. Sample in Black. Highly recommended for CC: instead of splitting 1 spool in order to hold 2 strands together, use 2 spools

Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular, and double-pointed needles (DPN)
Size US 3 (3.25 mm): 24” circular, and DPN (optional)

OTHER: tapestry needle, stitch markers