Nain by Jennifer Beale

Nain

Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in-the-round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1340 - 2925 yards (1225 - 2675 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10) (11, 12)
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Nain is a top-down raglan with a cowl neck and A-line shaping in the body. The cuffs and hem are split and finished with an edging formed by a cable that continues from the sleeve and side seams.

I was reading a news article which led me look up some history of Nain (Labrador), which in turn led me to a photo of anorthosite rock from the Nain area. The labradorescence in that rock was so beautiful! That image led to this sweater and colours. And a happenstance of serendipity: unbeknownst to me at the time, the woman behind Wild Atlantic Yarns used to be a geologist!

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Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10) (11, 12) with finished bust circumferences:
78 (85, 92.5, 100) (107.5, 115, 122) (129.5, 137, 144.5) (152, 160)cm /
30.75 (33.5, 36.5, 39.25) (42.25, 45.25, 48) (51, 54, 56.75) (59.75, 63)”.

Intended to be worn with 0 to 8 cm / 0 to 3” positive ease at bust. Sample shown is size 3 on an 89cm / 35” bust, corresponding to 3.5cm / 1.5” positive ease at bust. A list of measurements is also provided.

Yarn

Wild Atlantic Yarns is having 10% off Gráinne 4-ply (fingering weight)! You can find the yarn here and to take advantage of this sale, use the discount code NAINSWEATER with your yarn purchase on their website.

Wild Atlantic Yarns Gráinne 4-ply (100% Blue-Faced Leicester and 400 metres / 437 yards per 100 grams)

in main colour (MC) Ancient Oak:
1155 (1290, 1400, 1500) (1600, 1730, 1870) (2000, 2180, 2310) (2445, 2560) metres /
1265 (1410, 1530, 1640) (1750, 1890, 2045) (2190, 2385, 2525) (2675, 2800) yards,

and contrast colour (CC) Beside the Mountain Lake:
70 (70, 75, 80) (85, 90, 95) (100, 105, 105) (110, 115) metres /
75 (80, 85, 90) (95, 100, 105) (110, 115, 115) (120, 125) yards.

If using sample yarn, you will need 3 (4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6) (7, 7) skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC; you will need to alternate skeins for an even colour distribution since this is hand-dyed yarn.

Gauge

27 sts and 37 rnds to 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch with size A needles after blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).

Needles and Notions

Gauge was achieved with the following needle sizes. To work the pattern as written, you must swatch and use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Size A: 2.75mm (US 2) for stockinette stitch and cable hem and cuffs.

Size B: 3mm (US 2.5) for stranded colourwork in Window Stitch bands

Note: if you have fewer than 37 rows in 10cm / 4” for your row gauge (e.g., if your row gauge is 36 rows or less), then I recommend using a needle one size smaller than size A for working the attached cable hem and cuffs.

You will also need: small circumference cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holders, interchangeable cables, or scrap yarn to hold stitches.

Techniques

Provisional cast on (for the cowl neck)
Sunday short rows
Double stitch short rows
i-cord Bind-Off
Stranded knitting in the round
Cable knitting

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Tech edited by Chaitanya Muralidhara (Ravelry: beginswithac)

Come and join me for a KAL in my Ravelry group, January 1 through November 1, 2021. Please see the announcement in knitjbeale Designs for details!