Leaves in Water by Andrea Rangel

Leaves in Water

Knitting
July 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1604 - 2638 yards (1467 - 2412 m)
Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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Errata available: interweave.com

Leaves in Water shows off a gorgeous color pattern with dramatic long-repeat gradient yarn. The slowly changing color of the background yarn creates subtle horizontal stripes, making for a dramatic look. It has the feel of a tradi- tional Fair Isle sweater without all the ends to weave in! The dense gauge and wooly yarns make this a sturdy and rugged heirloom sweater that will keep you warm and last a lifetime. Choose a long-repeat gradient yarn such as Dyed in the Wool for the gradual horizontal striping shown in the sample or a solid color that contrasts well with the main color.

This pattern is one of five projects included in AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.

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Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
31.25 (35.25, 39, 43, 46.75, 50.75)”(79.5 89.5, 99, 109, 118.5, 129 cm) finished chest circumference (including 1” 2.5 cm overlapping bands)
30.25 (34.25, 38, 42, 45.75, 49.75)“ (77 87, 96.5, 106.5, 116, 126.5 cm) chest circumference before steeking, not including steek stitches.
Project shown measures 35.25” (89.5 cm).

YARN
Sportweight (#2 Fine)
Main Color: 898 (1,017, 1,128, 1,247, 1,358, 1,477) yd (821 930,1,031, 1,140, 1,242, 1,351 m)
Contrast Color: 706 (799, 887, 980, 1,068, 1,161) yd (646 731, 811, 896, 977, 1,062 m).

Shown here:
Main Color: Bare Naked
Wools Confection Sport (100% Corriedale wool; 375 yd 343 m/115 g): Dark Chocolate; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
Contrast Color: Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% American wool; 200 yd 183 m/57 g): Deep Bump; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

NEEDLES
Ribbing: Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle, set dpn or long circular needle for magic-loop method, very long circular needle for buttonband/ buttonhole band/neck edging
Colorwork: Size U.S. 6 (4.0 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) circular needle, set dpn or long circular needle for magic- loop method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Markers (m); tapestry needle; removable markers; size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook for steek reinforcement, light fingering- weight waste yarn in color to coordinate with MC for steek reinforcement.

GAUGE
31 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Leaves in Water Chart stitch pattern.