raindrops by Lori Versaci

raindrops

Knitting
January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Raindrop Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1325 - 2300 yards (1212 - 2103 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for busts 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)"/ 76 (86, 97, 107)(117, 127, 137)cm
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With its clean, modern lines and subtle elegance, raindrops was Influenced by the Japanese aesthetic. This simple, loose-fitting cardigan features dolman sleeves, a quiet pattern, and a hint of texture that is perfect for the woolfolk yarn. Knit in pieces from the bottom up, raindrops uses a pattern stitch that takes a bit of getting used to — but one that you quickly come to love for its unusual effect. Simple I-cord bands are worked with the fronts; twisted rib stitch creates the hem and cuffs. An all-season sweater for everyone.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 6”/15cm + ease)
36 ½ (39 ½, 44 ½, 48 ¼)(51 ¾, 56 ¼, 59 ¾)”/92.5 (100.5, 113, 112.5)(131.5, 143, 152)cm
LENGTH
20 (20 ¼, 20 ½, 21 ¼)(22, 23, 23 ¾)”/51 (51.5, 52, 54)(56, 58.5, 60.5)cm

YARN
woolfolk TYND 100% Ultimate Merino® wool; 223 yds/ 50gm skein: 6 (7, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11) skeins
or
Approx 1325 (1400, 1550, 1725)(1925, 2125, 2300) yds/ 1200 (1275, 1425, 1575)(1750, 1950, 2100)m sport weight yarn

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

  • Size 5 US (3.75mm) 16” and 32” circular and double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 6 (5/8”/15mm) buttons

GAUGE
22 sts and 34 rows = 4”10cm in Raindrop Pattern (blocked).
24 sts and 34 rows = 4”/ 10cm in St st (blocked).
Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Body and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up. Front bands are worked with body, then continued after shoulders are shaped. Pieces are blocked and neck bands are joined and sewn to back neck.