Gelato by Chantal Belisle
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Gelato

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1260 - 3400 yards (1152 - 3109 m)
0 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) 32" to 57.5"
This pattern is available for €7.50 EUR buy it now

I love a top down Raglan and I love anything you can throw on and know, without a doubt, you will look cute. This cardi ticks all the boxes. Gelato is the perfect layering piece with long, slimming lines and fun minimalist lace diamonds that draws the eye.
Gelato can be knit in a single colour, made into a gradient or colour blocked very easily. It is a great way to use up a few skeins of fingering weight yarn sitting around the house waiting to turn into a garment you’ll wear over and over again.
This very wearable piece will look great in a monochromatic pallet, or in as many colours as you can fit into it, it’s a blank canvas ready for any flavour from vanilla bean to tooty-fruity!

Gelato can be worn with varying degrees of ease, though I made mine with 4”/10cm of positive ease. I have a 35” bust and made the size 6. You can make yours to whatever level of ease makes you feel great! This sweater is extremely simple and really lets the yarn speak for itself. The simple, intuitive construction makes for a very approachable garment and a great first sweater, or first piece to try your hand at very simple lace eyelets.

Yarn
Yardage:
MC: 1260 (1320, 1380, 1450, 1600, 1750, 1900, 2050, 2200, 2350, 2500, 2650, 2800, 2950, 3100, 3250, 3400) yards, 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins,
CC: 420 yards, 1skein
CCM: 459 yards, 1 skein

MC: “Skinny Dip, Jupiter, Neon Vacation, Space Suit” Sophia, Primrose Yarn Co., 80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere.
(414 yards, 100grams)

CC: “Edison Bulb” Tosh Merino Light, Madeline Tosh, 100% Merino.
(420 yards, 100grams)

CCM: “Envy” Kidsilk Lace, Hedgehog Fibres, 70% Mohair, 30%silk.
(459 yards, 50 grams)

(I chose to hold a strand of mohair doubled with my CC for the neckline, I like the play of different textures, it’s really up to you if you’d like to do the same. )

I also alternated colours for several rounds at each colour change to blend the transitions more subtilely.

Needles and notions
3,5mm needles for the body of the sweater, as it is worked flat you can really use any length of cable. I used a 32” cable.
The sleeves are knit on the same size in the round and you can either use Double Pointed needles or Magic loop as you prefer.
2,75mm for band and cuffs.
5 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
Using 3,5 mm in Stockinette Stitch: 26 sts x 36 rows 4”/10cm.

Abbreviations
BO: bind off
BOR: beginning of round
CC: contrasting colour
CO: Cast on
k: knit
MC: main colour
p: purl
PM: place marker
slm: slip marker
sts: stitches
yo: yarn over

Sizing:
0 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)

Arm hole depth:
11 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16)inches
27 (27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 37, 38, 40)cm
Sleeve length from under arm:
14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19)inches
36 (36, 37, 37, 38, 38, 39, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49)cm
Body length from under arm:
24 (24, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 34)inches
60 (62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 72, 74, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86)cm
Circumference at upper arm:
10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18)inches
27 (27, 27, 28, 30, 30, 31, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 47)cm
Circumference at forearm:
8 (8, 8, 8.5, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13.5, 14, 15, 16)inches
20 (20, 21, 22, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40)cm
Half bust, back from under arm to under arm:
18 (18, 18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)inches
45 (46, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 70, 72, 74, 77)cm
Front width at under arm:
9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15)inches
24 (24, 25, 25, 27, 27, 28, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 36, 37, 39)cm
Width of body at bottom:
49 (50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75, 78)inches
124 (127, 130, 132, 138, 141, 145, 150, 157, 163, 167, 171, 178, 183, 186, 191, 197)cm