Plum Rain by yellowcosmo
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Plum Rain

Knitting
February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
950 - 1915 yards (869 - 1751 m)
30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 50, 52
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This is a seamless pullover worked from top down with boat neck, raglan sleeves, twisted stitches along sleeves and cables and lace motif near the cuffs.

2 versions included in the pattern:
version one; cropped length with 2 colors.
version two: slightly longer length in single color.

Sizes:

  • 10 sizes available, 30 (32, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 50, 52), sizes are based on finished chest measurements in inches.
  • 0 to 3” / 0 to 7.5 cm positive ease is recommended.
  • Sweater modeled in size 38 with 1 1/2” / 4 cm of positive ease.

Yarn:
Sport weight or light DK yarn

  • Version 1 (Green/Pink): Yarn A - Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (100% merino) – 710 (760, 830, 890, 950, 1020, 1080, 1150, 1230, 1310) yards / 650 (695, 760, 815, 870, 935, 990, 1055, 1125, 1200) meters. Yarn B - Debbie Bliss Baby Casmerino (55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere) – 240 (260, 280, 300, 320, 340, 370, 380, 400, 420) yards / 220 (240, 260, 275, 295, 315, 340, 350, 370, 385) meters
  • Version 2 (Dark Gray): Needful Yarns Cara (100% merino) 1150 (1230, 1340, 1440, 1530, 1640, 1740, 1850, 1970, 2090) yards / 1055 (1125, 1225, 1320, 1400, 1500, 1595, 1695, 1805, 1915) note: version 2 sample was over-dyed with dark gray after completion of sweater.

Design

  • Seamless raglan style pullover knitted top down in one piece.
  • Gentle Waist shaping.
  • Gentle dropped hem on lower back created by short rows.
  • Garter stitch for neck, hem, and cuff edges.
  • Twisted stitch decorating along sleeves, with cables and lace motif on cuffs.

Construction:

  • CO for neck edge, work top down in round to underarm.
  • Put sleeve sts on waste yarn.
  • Continue working body in round to hem.
  • Version 1: work short rows before change to second color. Version 2: work short rows right above hem.
  • Work sleeves in round to cuff.

Required Skill:

  • make increases, m1R, m1L, m1PR, m1PL.
  • make decreases, k2tog, k3tog, ssk. sssk.
  • make yarn over.
  • work short rows.
  • work twist stitches (video links included).
  • work cables.

Pattern includes:

  • schematics
  • 1 chart
  • written instruction for the chart

Pattern tech edited by Sashka