Humo Amargo by Kristen Jancuk

Humo Amargo

Knitting
February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
925 - 1900 yards (846 - 1737 m)
Sizes: XS (S, M, L) [1X, 2X, 3X, 4X 5X]; finished bust circumference 34 (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58, 62, 66]”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117) [127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5] cm
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How does a design concept become a pattern? Check out the Knitting Design Studio vlog on my YouTube channel--Series 1 features Humo Amargo, from concept to publication!

Once upon a time, I ordered four skeins of Nightshades to treat myself to a selfish knitting project—no really! I thought I could combine them in one of the many, many patterns in my Ravelry queue. But once they arrived, designer brain took over. I’d been daydreaming about a cozy garter stitch cardigan and brainstorming about how to make a project in such a simple stitch stand out. With these four moody shades in hand, it became clear—fade these subtle colors together, working from a center point. Many sketches and diagrams later, Humo Amargo was born. It’s worked side-to-side, beginning from a provisional cast-on at the spine. The colors transition as you work from the center back around to the fronts, which are left open and trimmed with a tidy i-cord. Two Latvian braids run down the spine and are mimicked with a column of slipped stitches down each sleeve to pull the whole design together. The result is akin to comfort food in a handknit: a squishy, easy fit sweater that will keep you snug and warm year-round.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X 5X}; finished bust circumference 34 (38, 42, 46) {50, 54, 58, 62, 66}”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117) {127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5} cm
To be worn with 2-4”/5-10 cm or more positive ease; shown in size S/38 with approx. 4” + ease
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Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked

Yarn: Harrisville Designs Nightshades, American Cormo and Wool, 250 yd/3.5 oz (229 m/100g): 1 (1, 2, 2) {2, 2, 3, 3, 3} skein(s) each in Fever Dream (Yarn A), Talk Radio (Yarn B), Dashboard (Yarn C) and Last Call (Yarn D)
Or approx. 925 (1000, 1100, 1200) {1325, 1450, 1600, 1750, 1900} yds/846 (915, 1006, 1098) {1212, 1326, 1463, 1600, 1738}m DK or light worsted weight yarn (optional: in 4 colors, approx. ¼ of the total yardage for each)

Suggested needles: US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs
US7/4.5 mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs

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