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Milano

Knitting
April 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
see Notes
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Me and my husband visited Milan in March. One of the first places we went to was the Cathedral. I was taken aback by the beauty of it from the outside and from the inside as well. I decided to design a sweater that recalls memories of this architectural masterpiece and this beautiful city.

The yoke pattern of Milano was inspired by the floor decoration of the Milan Cathedral. The sweater is knit in a cotton/rayon/linen blend yarn, which makes it a perfect garment for spring and summer. If you are substituting yarn, getting row gauge can be a problem, however, figuring out how many rounds less you have to knit requires only a little experience. Milano is decorated with a delicate lace border around the lower edge and the neckline. It is knit in the round from the bottom up.


You can download a sample page from here: http://agnes.kutas.ch/freepdf/Milano_sample.pdf


Finished measurements

Chest:

  • 76 (80, 85, 89.5, 95, 101, 105, 110.5, 116, 121, 126.5) cm
  • 30 (31 1/2, 33 1/2, 35 1/4, 37 1/2, 39 3/4, 41 1/4, 43 1/2, 45 3/4, 47 3/4, 49 3/4) ”

Note: the sleeves and the yoke have been redesigned, therefore the yoke is not so loose in the updated pattern as in the pictures (visible in the ones taken of the back). The new version looks basically the same, just fits better. Testers tested the updated version.

Length:

  • 59.5 (60.5, 62, 64, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68.5, 71, 71.5) cm
  • 23 ½ (23 ¾, 24 ½, 25 ¼, 25 ¼, 25 ½, 26, 26 ¼, 27, 28, 28) “

Shown in size 33 1/2 with zero ease

Yarn

weight: worsted
fiber: 72% cotton, 20% rayon, 8% linen
amount:
light grey:
635 (705, 760, 815, 860, 940, 1010,
1080, 1160, 1230, 1300) m

690 (770, 830, 890, 940, 1020, 1100,
1180, 1260, 1350, 1410) yd

brown:
50 (55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80,
85, 90, 100, 105) m

55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85,
90, 100, 110, 115) yd

orange:
50 (55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80,
85, 90, 100, 105) m

55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85,
90, 100, 110, 115) yd

Yarn used for the sample:

Tested and recommended substitute:

  • Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set - please note that yardage is about 130% higher with this yarn). Also, the tester using this yarn knitted using 4 mm needles.

Needles

  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 60/ 80 /100 cm (24”, 32”, 40”) long (longer needle recommended for larger sizes)
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) double-pointed needles
  • or use needle size that gives you the correct gauge

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Round counter (optional but recommended)
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 19 sts / 30 rounds = 10 cm / 4 “ in stockinette stitch (after washing)

Skill level

  • intermediate

Skills used

  • colourwork (stranded)
  • basic lace
  • working from a chart
  • increasing and decreasing
  • knitting in the round
  • knitting using double-pointed needles

Construction

  • in the round, bottom up

Pattern details

  • colour-coded easy-to-read pattern instructions

  • instructions include both US and metric measurements

  • two pages with photos

  • easy-to-read charts

  • support: need help? just write an email