Low Contrast by Suvi Simola
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Low Contrast

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1035 - 1620 yards (946 - 1481 m)
32 (34 ½, 36, 38 ½, 40, 42 ½, 44, 46 ½, 48, 50 ½)” / 81 (88, 91.5, 98, 101.5, 108, 112, 118, 122, 128) cm bust circumference
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This is a perfect project to play with your favorite colors or use up those lonely skeins of yarn. The sweater is worked seamlessly from top down with short row shaping on neck and hem.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
32 (34 ½, 36, 38 ½, 40, 42 ½, 44, 46 ½, 48, 50 ½)” / 81 (88, 91.5, 98, 101.5, 108, 112, 118, 122, 128) cm bust circumference;
The garment is designed to fit snug. Shown in size 32” / 81 cm.

YARN
DK-weight yarn, approximately:

  • 595 (625, 660, 695, 725, 740, 775, 800, 815, 850) yds / 545 (575, 605, 635, 665, 680, 710, 735, 745, 780) m of MC
  • 215 (225, 240, 250, 260, 290, 305, 315, 345, 365) yds / 200 (205, 220, 230, 240, 265, 280, 290, 315, 335) m of CC1
  • 225 (255, 260, 285, 295, 305, 335, 360, 365, 405) yds / 205 (235, 240, 260, 270, 280, 305, 330, 335, 370) m of CC2

Shown in Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK (245 yds / 225 m per 100 g skein, 100 % wool):

  • Silver Birch as MC (main color)
  • Bluebell as CC1 (contrasting color 1)
  • Steel as CC2 (contrasting color 2)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Two Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles, 24” / 60 cm long for neck and 32” / 80 cm long for the rest of the body
Size 6 US / 4 mm double pointed needles for sleeves (optional, you can also use a long circular needle and Magic Loop technique).

4 stitch markers
row counter
waste yarn for holding sleeve stitches
tapestry needle for weaving in the yarn ends