Rainbow Trail by Cristina Ghirlanda
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Rainbow Trail

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
650 - 1050 yards (594 - 960 m)
XS (S, M, L1, L2, 1X, 2X)
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Rainbow Trail is the knitter’s version of Sonia Rykiel’s colorful sweaters. It is worked seamless from the top down with shaped neckline. The worsted weight long gradient yarn makes it quick to knit and exciting to see the colors emerge.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

Worsted weight

Shown here: KnitCircus Ringmaster (100% merino wool; 22 m/250 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; Main Color (MC) Quoth the Raven: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins, Contrasting Color (CC) Over the Rainbow: 3 skeinsFor the first two sizes, only two skeins are necessary. The third skein is only required if you want matching striping sequence on both sleeves.)

Yardage requirement:

MC: 595 (640, 705, 780, 840, 900, 960) m / 650 (700, 770, 855, 920, 985, 1050) yds, including 10% allowance

CC: 395 (430, 470, 520, 560, 600, 640) m / 430 (470, 515, 570, 610, 655, 700) yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

5 mm / US 8 circular needle of length 100 cm / 40-inch; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

5 mm / US 8 needle(s) in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

4 mm / US 6 circular needle of length 40 cm / 16-inch, for neckband

NOTIONS

Stitch markers; waste yarn; yarn needle

GAUGE

16.5 sts and 22 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked.

SIZES

XS (S, M, L1, L2, 1X, 2X)

Shown in XS

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust circumference: 86 (93.5, 100.5, 105.5, 116.5, 122.5, 129.5) cm / 34 (36.75, 39.5, 41.5, 45.75, 48.25, 51) inches

This garment is intended to be worn with 7-10 cm / 2-4 inches positive ease.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knitting in the round, short-rows