Lenn by Clare Lakewood

Lenn

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (stocking stitch) with larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1328 - 2307 yards (1214 - 2110 m)
36.5 (40.5, 43.5 [48, 52, 56] [60, 64])"/ 91.5 (103, 110.5 [122, 132, 142] [152.5, 162.5]) cm bust measurement
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Speckles and colorwork aren’t always a match made in heaven, but this design makes the most of both. A bold, minimalist colorwork yoke stands out against a sea of speckles, finished with a round of bobbles (or, for those that don’t like bobbles, a more subtle stranded design). If you really like throwing everything in the mix, you can carry a strand of mohair along with the colorwork design colors, for a gentle halo effect.

This sweater is worked seamlessly, from the neck down. Short rows and a folded neckband make for a crew neck that won’t choke you, and short rows at the waistband drop the back hem a little. Faux side and underarm seams are basted to finish, a la Karen Templar, ensuring your sweater doesn’t stretch and twist out of shape.

Sizing
36.5 (40.5, 43.5 48, 52, 56)“/ 91.5 (103, 110.5 122, 132, 142) cm bust measurement.

Sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 6-9”/ 15-23 cm of positive ease.

If you are larger than a D-cup, consider choosing a size based on your high-bust measurement, then modify the pattern by increasing as necessary to fit bust after the yoke break.

Model is 5’8”/ 172 cm, with 34”/ 86 cm bust circumference, and wears bust size 40.5”/ 103 cm.

Yardage Requirements
Color A: 235 (260, 276 303, 325, 343) yards/ 215 (238, 252 277, 297, 314) m

Color B: 866 (995, 1 071 1 203, 1326, 1417) yards/ 792 (910, 979 1100, 1212, 1296) m

Color C: 168 (189, 196 217, 231 , 238) yards/ 161 (181, 187 208, 221, 228) m

Color D: 59 (66, 68 76, 81 , 83) yards/ 56 (63, 66 72, 77, 80) m

Optional
Lace weight mohair-silk blend yarn to match colors C and D.

Color C2: 168 (189, 196 217, 231 , 238) yards/ 161 (181, 187 208, 221, 228) m

Color D2: 59 (66, 68 76, 81, 83) yards/ 56 (63, 66 72, 77, 80) m

Gauge
28 sts & 48 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles.

Tools
US 2 (3.00 mm) DPNs or circular needle for magic loop, or size needed to obtain gauge.

US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs or circular needle for magic loop, or size needed to obtain gauge.

US 3 (3.25 mm) 24”/ 60 cm and/ or 32”/ 81 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

2 stitch markers (A and B)

Scrap fingering weight yarn for provisional cast on

Scrap yarn or spare needle to hold live sts

Darning needle to weave in ends

Pattern Format
This pattern is written. A chart is provided for the colorwork yoke.

Difficulty Level
Intermediate. The pattern involves a provisional cast on, and two-color stranded knitting with some long floats.