Flight by Sarah Pope
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Flight

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1325 - 2325 yards (1212 - 2126 m)
32¾ (36¾, 40¾, 44¾, 49, 52¾)" circumference at bust
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Venture into the woods with a sketchbook or head to town for a dinner date. This refined pullover inspired by the innovations of the mid-century Bohus Stickning couture designers dresses up handsomely without being too fine for everyday living. Flight is knit seamlessly in Loft from the folded hem and cuffs—use one of the contrast colors underneath for a secret detail if you wish. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic circular yoke construction gets a modern update with shaping to flatter your form: waist decreases are worked more frequently on the back to remove fabric where most bodies are narrower, while extra increases on the front accommodate the bust. Short rows create a comfortable fit at the shoulders and neckline. The yoke features a gradient of chevrons in warm and cool browns, subtly melded by occasional purl stitches. Some rounds require the use of three colors, so this design is best for knitters with stranded colorwork experience. The shallow motif suits most body types and won’t overwhelm your stamina for complicated knitting.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:
1190 (1320, 1535, 1690, 1890, 2045) yards Color 1 (C1)
35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60) yards Contrast Color 2 (C2)
80 (90, 105, 115, 130, 140) yards Contrast Color 3 (C3)
30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 50) yards Contrast Color 4 (C4)
20 (20, 25, 25, 30, 30) yards Contrast Color 5 (C5)

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins C1 and 1 skein each C2, C3, C4, & C5
Photographed in colors Pumpernickel (C1), Truffle Hunt (C2), Nest (C3), Woodsmoke (C4), and Fossil (C5)

GAUGE
25½ stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needles(s), after blocking
25½ stitches & 36 rounds = 4” in stranded pattern from Yoke Chart with Size C needles, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16”, 24”, and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Hem Facings):
One 24” or 32” circular needle and one set DPNs one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (optional: for stranded colorwork pattern from Yoke Chart):
One each 16” and 24” circular needles one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size D (for Collar):
One 16” long circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
32¾ (36¾, 40¾, 44¾, 49, 52¾)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 2-3”
Sample shown is size 36¾” with + 3¾” ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5