Leizu

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with US 6 – 4 mm needles after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
950 - 1680 yards (869 - 1536 m)
XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, XXL, 3XL)
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“Leizu” was inspired by a ready-to-wear sweater seen in an online shop. While that sweater was a simple two-color brioche pullover, I wanted to design something similar, but without the heaviness of brioche fabric, something with the look of brioche, but actually much lighter. Gorgeous Julie Asselin Leizu DK seemed just the right material to achieve this!

“Leizu” is knit top down and seamless featuring neckline and bottom back shaping with short rows. The sweater uses two colors, starting with the contrasting color. The entire body and raglan sleeves are worked with main color in stockinette with wide ribbed panels at the sides. The contrasting color is added in again after body and sleeves have been completed to work both torso and sleeve ribbing with two colors. It is not brioche, but actually corrugated ribbing! (A few links to helpful technique videos are added for your convenience.)

Materials:
* Julie Asselin Leizu DK (90% Merino, 10% Silk): 115g/ 260 yards [238 meters]. The sample is made with colorways “Birch” (MC) and “Elephant” (CC).
You will need 4 (4, 5, [5, 5, 6], 6, 7, 7) skeins or approx. 950 (1020, 1100, [1180, 1280, 1380], 1480, 1580, 1680) yards [870 (930, 1000, [1080, 1170, 1260], 1350, 1450, 1540) meters] of any DK weight yarn in MC
and 1 skein or approx. 110 (120, 130, [140, 160, 180], 200, 220, 260) yards [100 (110, 120, [130, 150, 160], 180, 200, 240) meters] of any DK weight yarn in CC.

  • US 4 – 3.5 mm 24” [60 cm] & 40” [100 cm] circular needles or DPNs
  • US 6 – 4 mm 24” [60 cm] & 40” [100 cm] circular needles or DPNs
  • US 7 – 4.5 mm 24” [60 cm] & 40” [100 cm] circular needles or DPNs
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle

Sizes:
XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, XXL, 3XL)
To fit: 30 (34, 36, [38, 40, 42], 44, 48, 52)“
76 (86, 91.5, [96.5, 101.5, 106,5], 111.5, 122, 132) cm bust circumference. The sweater is meant to be worn with up to 2” [5 cm] of positive ease (already incorporated into the pattern).

Gauge:
20 sts and 26 rows per 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch with US 6 – 4 mm needles after blocking.


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“Leizu” wird nahtlos von oben nach unten mit zwei Farben gearbeitet, um den Halsausschnitt und Schulterbereich herum mit verkürzten Reihen. Von zweifarbigem Patent kaum zu unterscheiden, aber viel unkomplizierter zu stricken! (Links zu hilfreichen Technikvideos sind in der Anleitung enthalten.)

Garn:
* Julie Asselin Leizu DK (90% Merinowolle, 10% Seide): 115g/ 260 Yards 238 m. Der abgebildete Pullover wurde in den Farben „Birch“ („Birke“, HF) und „Elephant“ („Elefant“, KF) gestrickt.
Insgesamt werden für die Hauptfarbe 4 (4, 5, [5, 5, 6], 6, 7, 7) Knäuel bzw ca 950 (1020, 1100, [1180, 1280, 1380], 1480, 1580, 1680) Yards [870 (930, 1000, [1080, 1170, 1260], 1350, 1450, 1540) m] Garn in 6-fdg Sockenwollstärke und für die Kontrastfarbe 1 Knäuel bzw ca 110 (120, 130, [140, 160, 180], 200, 220, 260) Yards 100 (110, 120, [130, 150, 160], 180, 200, 240) m Garn in 6-fdg Sockenwollstärke benötigt.

  • Rundstricknadeln US 4 – 3.5 mm, 24” [60 cm] & 40” 100 cm lang, bzw Nadelspiel
  • Rundstricknadeln US 6 – 4 mm 24” [60 cm] & 40” 100 cm lang, bzw Nadelspiel
  • Rundstricknadeln US 7 – 4.5 mm 24” [60 cm] & 40” 100 cm lang, bzw Nadelspiel
  • 4 Maschenmarkierer
  • Maschenhalter oder Garnrest
  • Wollnadel

Größen:
XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, XXL, 3XL)
Passend für BU: 30 (34, 36, [38, 40, 42], 44, 48, 52)“ 76 (86, 91.5, [96.5, 101.5, 106,5], 111.5, 122, 132) cm. Die Paßform des Pullovers wurde mit bis zu 2” [5 cm] Mehrweite berechnet (bereits in der Anleitung berücksichtigt).