Indigopie by Mari Chiba
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September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 13 - 9.0 mm
508 - 1016 yards (465 - 929 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
This pattern is available for free.

This sweater started with a desire for a Japanese style oversized sweater, combined with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s simple pi shawl. At first I imagined a pi shawl with a split and just the bottoms sewn shut, but turns out that makes you look like a bat.

This sweater is a hybrid of those two ideas, with the same rapid ruffling increases at the shoulder, but with short row shaping for a curved hem that helps lengthen the body. It’s worked from the top down in one piece. To create the dolman-style sleeve, a small seam is sewn in the underarms, but otherwise this sweater is finish-free!

This sweater is easy to customize for your own fit. For full-length sleeves, just keep knitting. For a longer torso, knit further before starting the short-row shaping. The options are vast. I hope you’ll cast on for your own Indigopie, a casual comfy sweater to wear with your favorite jeans.

For women’s garments: XSS, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
Shown in size L with 4 inches/10 cm of positive ease

Chest: 34.538.25, 41.75, 46.25, 50.5, 54.25, 57.5 inches / 87.597, 106, 117.5, 128.5, 138, 146 cm
Length (at center back): 28.529, 29.5, 30, 30.5, 31, 31.5 inches / 72.573.5, 75, 76, 77.5, 78.5, 80 cm

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
1 24-inch or longer US #13/9mm circular needle
1 set(s) US #13/9mm preferred needles for sleeve knitting (DPNs or circulars)
2 spare DPNs for Kitchener stitch

stitch marker
waste yarn or 6 stitch holders
yarn needle

Thanks to Kemper for modeling!