Qipican by Suvi Simola
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Qipican

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles (after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
985 - 1580 yards (901 - 1445 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” / 76 (81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122 ) cm bust circumference
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Qipican is a lightweight sweater with wide neck, a diagonally placed pocket and extra long sleeves. It’s worked from top down in the round in Stockinette stitch, using four different colors. The patch pocket is worked in Reverse Stockinette. Choose your favorite colors and have fun! You may want to check the project page to see all the fantastic sweaters that test knitters have made. Perfect source of color inspiration!

The pattern includes a photo tutorial for lifted raglan increases and optional waist shaping (instructions are provided for working the body with and without shaping).

SIZES
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” / 76 (81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122 ) cm bust circumference;
The garment is designed to fit snug. Shown in size 32” / 81 cm.

YARN
Isager Merilin (228 yds / 208 m per 50 g skein, 80 % wool, 20 % linen):
2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls C1 (color 1), shown in 11
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls C2 (color 2), shown in 65
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls C3 (color 3), shown in 16
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls C4 (color 4), shown in 52

or Fingering-weight yarn, approximately:
335 (350, 375, 390, 430, 450, 495, 510, 540, 565) yds / 305 (320, 345, 360, 390, 410, 450, 465, 495, 515) m C1
235 (250, 260, 275, 290, 305, 320, 335, 350, 365) yds / 215 (225, 235, 250, 265, 275, 295, 305, 320, 335) m C2
215 (230, 240, 255, 270, 280, 295, 310, 325, 340) yds / 200 (210, 220, 235, 245, 255, 270, 280, 295, 310) m C3
200 (210, 220, 235, 245, 255, 270, 280, 295, 310) yds / 180 (195, 200, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 270, 280) m C4

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
two size US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for neck ribbing and a longer one for the body ribbing
two size US 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for the beginning of raglan shaping and a longer one for the rest of the raglans and body
size US 6 / 4 mm double pointed needles for sleeves
size US 4 / 3.5 mm double pointed needles for sleeve ribbing

4 stitch markers
row counter
waste yarn
tapestry needle
pins

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rnds in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.
Tip: Make the pocket first so it can double act as your swatch.