Frost Grape by Jennifer Dassau
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Frost Grape

Knitting
February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
700 - 1275 yards (640 - 1166 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)” bust.
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Errata available: jenniferdassau.com

Vitis Vulpina, known as the Frost Grape, becomes sweeter as the weather turns colder. Worked seamlessly from the top down in one piece, this sweet aran weight raglan sweater is warm and simple. The defined raglan seamlines, and the purl welt detail at the ribbed turtleneck, deep hem and cuffs, add just the right amount of style. A bit of shaping at the waist and back neck maintain a good fit, while at the same time making the chunky styling both cozy and modern.

Construction: Frost Grape begins at the top with the turtleneck worked in the round, then the body is shaped with raglan increases calculated at a rate specific to each size for proper armscye fit, and a few short rows to raise the back neck. Sleeves are put on hold while the body is shaped through the waist and hips to the hem, then the sleeves are worked to the cuffs; seamless construction is worked in the round throughout.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, backwards loop CO, working in the round, short rows; this pattern includes a link to my short rows tutorial.

Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)” bust; sample shown in third size worn with 1” of negative ease.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Twist (100% merino wool; 150 yards/137m/100g); 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8) skeins, or approximately 700 (750, 800, 850, 900, 975, 1025, 1100, 1175, 1275) yards of aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Grapes.

Other Materials: US 10 (6mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (8); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 15 st and 22 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; after blocking.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
For questions or to show off your sweater, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.