Jillian by Nicole Montgomery


August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1055 - 1565 yards (965 - 1431 m)
To fit 35" (38", 41", 44", 47", 50") chest circumference
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Jillian is a sweater with an open neckline and flattering shaping that will appeal to women of any age! Pick bright colors and wear it over a tank top for a more casual look, or choose more subtle shades for an elegant sweater fit for the workplace. Either way, you’ll end up with a wardrobe staple you’ll reach for again and again.

Jillian is a raglan sweater that is knit from the top down. Women who are short-waisted might choose to make a 2-color version - details on that are included in the pattern. Suggestions are also included for women who have an ample bust so they can get the best fit possible.

Jilly is a single-ply fingering-weight yarn that knits up with a slightly larger gauge than most fingering-weights I’ve worked with. If you plan to substitute yarns, make sure to take the time to make a large swatch in the round and block it before measuring gauge. Most of my testers had great results using fingering-weight yarn. A number of them used Madelinetosh merino light, another single-ply fingering-weight yarn.
1055 (1145, 1225, 1325, 1445, 1565) yds fingering-weight yarn.

Materials Needed:

For Three-Color Version pictured, yardage is divided as follows:
Color A: 430 (495, 545, 620, 690, 755) yds
Color B: 375 (380, 390, 395, 415, 435) yds
Color C: 250 (270, 290, 310, 340, 375) yds

For a two-color sweater, yardage is divided as follows:
Color A: 430 (495, 545, 620, 690, 755) yds
Color B: 625 (650, 680, 705, 755, 810) yds

US Size 3 / 3.25mm circular needle
US Size 2 / 2.75mm circular needle
4 traveling stitch markers

Skills Used:
• Knitting in the Round
• Backward Loop Cast-On
• Increases (M1R & M1L - link to an article explaining them included)
• Decreases (K2tog & mSSK - explained in abbreviations section)
• Color transitions are charted (very basic chart), all other instructions are written out
• A detailed schematic is included
• Must be able to work instructions for increases/decreases while simultaneously working instructions for color transitions

Many thanks to eklectica, kdravenstott, shelbywoo, triciamama, Kreativia, jonel0205, & Kirky, who worked on the test knit for this pattern. I appreciate all your work, ladies, and I’m happy you came out with so many gorgeous sweaters!