Polar Prism Pullover by Jennifer Beaumont
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Polar Prism Pullover

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and stranded prism pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1060 - 1840 yards (969 - 1682 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL): Finished Bust Circumference: 32 1/2 (35 1/4, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” / 82 ( 89.5, 97, 104.5, 112, 119, 126.5) cm
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Like the colors created by the refraction of light through a prism, the colorful patterning and color blocking of Polar Prism Pullover will brighten and warm Winter days right into Spring.

This sweater is stranded in an simple windowpane “prism” pattern and color blocking to dramatic effect. The shaping in pattern creates prismatic “lines” that emphasize the waist shaping and flatter the figure. Choose a lighter contrast color on top to draw the eye upward. Darker colors and low contrast combinations will minimize attention. This design may be worked with three or more contrast colors or a gradient kit.

Polar Prism Pullover is knit seamlessly from the top down and mostly knit in the round to minimize purled stranding. The flattering wide scoop-neck is shaped before the sweater is joined in the round. The shoulders are worked seamlessly and top-down using the contiguous set-in-sleeve method developed by Susie Myers (SusieM on Ravelry). Shaping around the curve of the top shoulders, waist and hips creates a flattering silhouette. The sleeves are knit from the top down in the round after the body has been finished.

Both charts and written instructions are provided for the prism pattern. No more than two colors are stranded per round.

Please spend some time looking over the schematic to help you choose your size and decide on any modifications to the waist or hip shaping. The fabric will be a little thicker (and warmer!) due to the stranded patterns, so I recommend selecting a size with a little extra ease.

This pattern is related to Polar Prism Cardigan, purchase both together for only $9.00 (previous purchases are valid). The discount will be automatically applied in your cart.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL):
Finished Bust Circumference: 32 1/2 (35 1/4, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” / 82 ( 89.5, 97, 104.5, 112, 119, 126.5) cm
Shown in size XS on a 32 1/2” bust with 0” ease at full bust. Choose the size closest to your bust size; size up if you are in between sizes or prefer a less fitted silhouette.

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette, and in stranded stockinette on larger needles after blocking. To insure proper fit, please take time to check gauge in stockinette and in prism pattern.

YARN
sport or heavy fingering weight yarn that can be knit in stockinette and stranded stockinette colorwork at pattern gauge; samples shown in MADELINETOSH TOSH MERINO LIGHT (100% merino wool, 420 yds per skein)

MAIN COLORS (may be worked as all one color)
“Fathom” — 1 skein or 176 (197, 213, 228, 251, 270, 303) yds / 161 (181, 195, 208, 229, 247, 277) m
“Ink” — 1 skein or 244 (273, 294, 315, 347, 374, 419) yds / 223 (250, 269, 287, 317, 342, 382) m
“Cousteau” - 1 skein or 185 (207, 223, 239, 263, 284, 317) yds / 169 (189, 204, 218, 240, 259, 290) m
MAIN COLOR (TOTAL): 605 (689, 753, 792, 850, 940, 1050) yds / 553 (630, 688, 724, 777, 859, 960) m

CONTRAST COLORS
“Robin’s Egg” — 1 skein or 122 (137, 147, 157, 173, 187, 209) yds / 111 (125, 134, 144, 158, 171, 191) m
“Button Jar Blue”— 1 skein or 189 (212, 228, 244, 269, 290, 325) yds / 173 (194, 209, 223, 246, 265, 297) m
“Nassau Blue” — 1 skein or 143 (160, 172, 184, 203, 219, 245) yds / 131 (146, 158, 169, 186, 200, 224) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 / 3.75 mm circular knitting needle in 32”/ 80 cm length, or preferred length for knitting sweater body in the round*
US 5 / 3.75mm needles in preferred style for knitting sleeves in the round*
US 4 / 3.5mm needles in 32” / 80 cm length or preferred length for knitting sweater in the round
US 4 / 3.5mm needles in preferred style for knitting sleeves in the round
tapestry needle
6 stitch markers
or size to obtain gauge

SKILLS
knitting and purling
knitting in the round
knitting sleeves in the round
familiarity with top-down sweaters
stranded knitting with two colors
increasing and decreasing in pattern
reading charts
picking up stitches
applied i-cord bind off
provisional cast on (optional)

technical editing by Ashwini J Jambhekhar