Mad Dash by Amanda Woeger
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Mad Dash

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 - 1600 yards (805 - 1463 m)
XS1 (XS2, S1, S2, M1)(M2, L1, L2, XL1, XL2) = Actual Bust measurement of 28" (30", 32", 34", 36")(38", 40", 42", 44", 46")
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Mad Dash is an interesting project to knit because there is always something new to think about while knitting. Whether it’s ribbing, yoke increases, stripes or button holes, each section is short enough so that the knitting will not get boring, and you will be sure to finish in no time.

Worked from the top collar edge down to the hem, Mad Dash is knitted in one piece. The back and front sections are worked separately and later joined using the underarm sleeve stitches. The buttons add an interesting feature to an otherwise simple pullover.

Mad Dash won the Mad May 2016 Design Contest! Thanks to all of those who supported me.

GAUGE
20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on Size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to ensure that both your stitch and row gauges are accurate.

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate (increases required: m1R, m1L, m1pR, m1pL; short rows; working button holes; picking up stitches from a finished edge).

NEEDLES
Size US 6 (4.0 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge), Size US 4 (3.5 mm) for ribbing.

YARN
Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using Tosh Sport by Madelinetosh yarns; 270 yards / 247 meters per 120 gram skein.

Estimated Requirements for a monotone pullover (one color):
4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins or approximately 880 (950, 1010, 1100, 1160)(1270, 1340, 1440, 1500, 1580) yards / 805 (870, 915, 1005, 1060)(1160, 1225, 1315, 1370, 1445) meters.

Estimated Requirements for a striped pullover (two colors):
Main Color (green as shown in the model): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4)(4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins or approximately 620 (670, 705, 775, 815)(895, 945, 1015, 1060, 1115) yards / 570 (615, 645, 710, 745)(820, 865, 930, 970, 1020) meters.
Contrast Color (yellow as shown in the model): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approximately 260 (280, 295, 325, 340)(375, 395, 425, 440, 465) yards / 235 (255, 270, 295, 310)(340, 360, 390, 405, 425) meters.

OTHER MATERIALS
Markers in at least 4 different colors. Yoke mA: beginning of round, Yoke mB: back raglan seams, Yoke mC: front raglan seams, Yoke mD: short row markers. Front ribbing markers A, B, and C: used to keep track of increases at corners of front ribbing. Beginning of round marker for the sleeves. Markers for cuffs.
Buttons 20 or more 5/8” buttons to close the side ribbing, number depends on your desired front length.
Tapestry Needle

LANGUAGES
Mad Dash is available in English and German.

SIZES
XS1 (XS2, S1, S2, M1)(M2, L1, L2, XL1, XL2)
Or an Actual Bust measurement of
28” (30”, 32”, 34”, 36”)(38”, 40”, 42”, 44”, 46”) /
71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5)(96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117) cm

FINISHED MEASURMENTS
Finished Bust Circumference (Including 4” / 10cm ease):
32” (34”, 36”, 38”, 40”)(42”, 44”, 46”, 48”, 50”) / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm
Finished Upper Arm Circumference:
10.5” (11.25”, 11.75”, 12.5”, 13.25”)(13.75”, 14.5”, 15”, 16”, 16.5”) / 27 (28.5, 30, 32, 33.5)(35, 37, 38.5, 40, 42) cm

EASE
There are approximately 4 inches (10cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference.