I live in a part of Portland that’s a bit more off the beaten path than I ever thought I’d live. It’s East of 82nd. But, I’ve grown to really love the little neighborhood we’re calling home these days. Three playgrounds within walking distance (a boon for my littles), a big yard, and a great Thai place pretty close by. Hazelwood is the perfect neighborhood for my family, and this is the perfect sweater to throw on when going for long walks with the people who make YOUR neighborhood home.
Yardage: 1055 (1190, 1315, 1445, 1640, 1835) total yards of sport-weight yarn, split between three colors as follows:
color A: 400 (450, 500, 540, 615, 690)
color B: 380 (430, 475, 530, 600, 665)
color C: 275 (310, 340, 375, 425, 480)
Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport (100% BFL; 661 yards/604 meters per 8 ounce/226 gram skein).
Blue-edged version: 32”/81 cm size: colorways Winter Solstice (color A), Enchanted Forest (color B), Big Brain Blue (color C).
Yellow-edged version: 40”/102 cm size: colorways Winter Solstice (color A), Stumptown Brown (color B), and Ochroid (color C).
Gauge – 24 stitches/34 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.
Needles - For flat knitting: US #4/3.5 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat, preferably a 24” or 32” circular, AND needles two sizes smaller for garter edging.
For circular knitting: US #4/3.5 mm (or size to get gauge) for working in the round, AND needles two sizes smaller for garter edging.
Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch markers (including two removable ones), waste yarn or circular stitch holders, seven 3⁄4” buttons.
Skill level - Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, switching colors).
Size/Finished Measurements – Finished bust sizes: 32”/81 cm, 36”/91 cm, 40”/102 cm, 44”/112 cm, 50”/127 cm, 56”/142 cm. Shown worn with 1”/2.5 cm positive ease on Shannon (yellow edging) and no ease on Anna (blue edging). Measured after blocking. Full measurements are given in schematic in pattern.