Platte River combines traditional two-color patterning with a modern shape and contemporary sensibility. Corrugated ribbing at sleeves and body hem add visual interest to the overall pattern. Three-quarter sleeves and a wide neckline bordered only in the main color soften the graphic effect.
Knit using sport weight yarn, Platte River is dense and warm, yet light and soft against the skin.
This pattern contains only one size, women’s 34 (with zero ease), but can be sized up or down easily by adding/subtracting multiples of 16 in the total stitch count (8 stitches each, front and back).
YARN, NEEDLES, GAUGE
Yarn: 4 skeins each of main color (MC) and contrast color (CC) of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport. Sweater shown was knit using Butterfly Blue as MC and Platte River as CC.
Needles: one 16 and 24 inch circular needle each in size 2.25 and 2.75; one set of double point needles each in size 2.25 and 2.75
Gauge: 8 stitches and 9 rows per inch in stockinette using larger needle.
Bust: 34 inches (43 cm)
Length to underarm: 15 inches (38 cm)
Body length: 19 inches (48 cm)
Sleeve length: 13 inches (33 cm)
An important note about gauge. This pattern uses sport weight yarn on very small needles. In order to achieve the appropriate shaping, body length, and raglan decreases, exact row gauge is essential. If you cannot make gauge, please use Nature Spun fingering weight yarn instead.