Kaiso Pullover by Cheryl Chow
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Kaiso Pullover

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 2350 yards (1143 - 2149 m)
Finished bust circumference of 34 (37, 40, 43) (46, 49, 52) inches
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Kaiso is a short sleeve, square neck pullover knit using four colors of fingering weight yarn. The stranded pattern, which is reminiscent of seaweed, adds interesting stripes as well as a central motif on the front, back, and sleeves.

Skills Required
• knitting in the round
• reading a color chart
• working with 2 colors of yarn
• increasing
• decreasing

Size
• Finished bust circumference of 34 (37, 40, 43) (46, 49, 52) inches
• Finished length of 22 (23, 24, 25) (26, 27, 28) inches
• Intended to have 0 to 2 inches of positive ease (choose a finished bust size of 0 to 2 inches larger than your actual bust size).

Yarn Requirements
Fingering weight 50% cotton, 50% wool yarn in 4 colors.
• Main Color: 530 (600, 670, 750) (830, 910, 1000) yards
• Contrast 1: 230 (260, 290, 330) (360, 400, 440) yards
• Contrast 2: 230 (260, 290, 330) (360, 400, 440) yards
• Contrast 3: 230 (260, 290, 330) (360, 400, 440) yards

Sample knit with Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply; Fingering weight 50% cotton/50% merino yarn; 197 yards in 50g; in size 37”
Main Color: 483 White; 3 balls
Contrast 1: 486 Paper; 2 balls
Contrast 2: 491 Leaf; 2 balls
Contrast 3: 482 Pale Blue Grey; 2 balls

Gauge
28 sts and 32 rows on needle size US4 (3.5mm) in stranded colorwork pattern is 4” (10cm)

Swatch should be knit in the round and measured after blocking.

Needle Size
• Size US2 (2.75mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle for ribbing
• Size US2 (2.75mm) double point needles for sleeve cuffs
• Size US4 (3.5mm) 24” (32” for larger sizes) circular needle for body in colorwork pattern (worked in the round)
• Size US4 (3.5mm) double point needles for sleeves in colorwork pattern (worked in the round)

Or needle sizes needed to get gauge

Other Materials
• 8 removable stitch markers in at least 2 colors
• 2 stitch holders or waste yarn
• Tapestry needle