Ikaika by Mel Ski


by Mel Ski
no longer available from 1 source show
October 2014
yarn held together
+ Sport
= DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
One size fits most
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This pattern is available from withmeldotcom.wordpress.com for $6.00.

Full pattern information details shared on the linked website.

Ideas will roll around in my head.

And so it is with Ikaika, a sweater with an untamed free spirit, named after my daughter’s favourite horse. The colour of the yarn resembles to you perhaps the colour of fall, but for me it conjures to mind the deep vibrant earth at the ranch which stained so many shirts, jeans and shoes. Natalya was never any happier than those moments on her loving friends. Saying a hui hou on her last time around the ranch was difficult for Natalya; as her mother I hurt doubly.

And so Ikaika’s hoof pawed the red dirt in my mind’s eye. Her care free mane blowing behind her. Her strong stately presence softened in memories of Natalya grooming her and whispering secrets between them. That horse was incredibly strong! She could barrel out and fly with a bold force that would leave you breathless in wonder. She could check that power and strength and gently nuzzle alfalfa cubes from an 80 pound wisp of a girl.

Right and left fronts blend their patterns to mirror the back motif. Worked as separate pieces from the bottom up, the sweater is seamed at the shoulders and sides. Stitches are picked up to work the sleeves in the round. Simple to knit, simple to wear, and anything but boring! This project is a great sweater for knitters with a bit of knitting and purling under their belt, looking for a new adventure!

Construction & Details:

Size: One size fits most. Three different lengths for sweater body and sleeves included to personalize fit. Easy to adjust.

Finished measurements: Bust – 42” for all sizes, Length: 20 (21, 23)”

Gauge: Using 2 strands of Helix held together:

15 sts x 25 rows per 4 inch in stockinette on US 9s

This sweater kit is currently offered in 3 colour choices by Infinite Twist. The kit includes the beautiful yarn and sweater pattern (printed copy included in kit upon delivery with a code included for you to add the pdf to your e-library)