Recoleta by Joji Locatelli


September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1450 yards (823 - 1326 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X), see notes below
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Named after a beautiful neighborhood in my home city, Recoleta was first conceived as part of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s sweater club. Now it is available as a single pattern too.

The sweater has a simple but beautiful style: A shawl collar cardigan with raglan sleeve… But the feminine and interesting stitch pattern will keep you on your toes the whole time.
As you make progress through the back, the lace grows diagonally together with the raglan shaping, creating the most delicate panel. The whole sweater is knit seamlessly, starting at the collar and knitting the rest from the top-down. The body is worked flat in one piece, and the sleeves are knitted in the round.

Note: Even though the pattern has written instructions that guide you through the whole process, the instructions for the Lace sections are CHARTED, so you should be able to read a chart to complete this sweater.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL). Shown in size M.

Finished Measurements:
Bust circumference (Worn closed, with collar bands fully overlapped): 29½ (32¼, 36, 39½, 44, 47½, 52) inches; 74 (81, 90, 99, 110, 120, 131) cm. It is recommended to choose a size with no ease or a small amount of negative ease.
Upper sleeve circumference: 10½ (11½, 12¼, 13¼, 14½, 17, 18) inches; 26.5 (28.5, 31, 33, 36.5, 42, 44.5) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 16½ inches; 41 cm.

Yarn: You will need 900 (950, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1350, 1450) yards of worsted weight yarn. The sample was knit using 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Subte by Neighborhood Fiber Co (70% BFL wool/30% Silk – 4 oz/200 y) a yarn that was exclusive for yarn club members. Studio Worsted by the same company was used for test knitting with excellent results too.
Needles and other notions:
US 6 (4mm) circular needles;
Crochet needle for provisional CO, st markers in 2 different colors (if you don’t have different color stitch markers, you can just use little loops of yarn), safety pin or removable st markers, waste yarn or stitch holders.

Stockinette stitch: 17½ st and 24 rows to 4” (10 cm) after blocking.