update 10/30/2016 - german version added
update 10/13/2016 - italian version added
update 08/15/2016 - french version added
The Jih sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan yoke shaping, using 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together to achieve this fantastic heathered fabric. Knitting starts with the cast on of the neck. Short-rows are used to shape the round neckline.
A cute little star pattern is worked into the back of the yoke. Once yoke shaping is complete the sleeve stitches are put on hold to work the body first down to the contrast colored hem. Then sleeve stitches are slipped back on the needle to work the sleeves in the round down to the contrast colored cuffs. The contrast colored neck finishing is worked last. An optional twisted ribbing can be worked instead of the contrast colored body/sleeve/neck finishing.
Swans Island Natural Color Merino Silk Lace (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 530 yd/ 50 g)
C1: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in ivory
C2: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins, shown in fog
second sample is worked with Malabrigo Lace col. Rhodesian held together with Artesano Alpaca Silk Lace col. Bold Rust
US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs for neck finishing and/or optional twisted ribbing.
US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body hem and sleeve cuffs.
US 6 (4 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
22 sts x 32 rows = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Stockinette stitch, yarn doubled, on larger needle.
XS (S, M1, M2, L1, L2, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference:
34.75 (37.75, 40, 42.25, 44.25, 46.5, 50, 53) in
87.25 (94.5, 100, 105.5, 111, 116.5, 125.5, 132.75) cm.
Tapestry needle; stitch holders or scrap yarn; stitch markers, blocking tools.