Saint Rémy by Allie Matthews

Saint Rémy

by Allie Matthews
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1547 - 2652 yards (1415 - 2425 m)
32.5[34.75, 37.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5] inches
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Saint Rémy is a fitted top-down pullover with a celestial stranded yoke pattern inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s most famous painting: the pre-dawn skyline from his bedroom window in the south of France.

I was first drawn in by the color palette -- the vibrant contrast of canary yellow against a deep, regal blue -- and all of my initial swatches resembled starry skies. It was inevitable. And as an art history major, I was struck by the similarities in color with the Dutch painter’s work and the woolly Saint Rémy was born.

The deep blues and yellows are meant to evoke the abstracted skyline, and the gray, the sleepy, quiet town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence below.

Saint Rémy is an elegant, fitted sweater suitable for work or play. The brilliantly colored yoke draws the eye upward to the wearer’s face and the subtle waist shaping serves to flatter any body type.

Women’s XSS, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
shown in size S with zero ease

Chest: 32.534.75, 37.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5 inches
Length: 24.524.75, 26, 26.25, 28, 27.25, 27.5 inches

Quince & Co. Finch 100% wool; 221yd/202m per 50g skein
spacer MC Iceland; 5 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8 skeins
spacer CC1 River; 11, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 skeins
spacer CC2 Goldfinch; 1 skein

Recommended needle size
1 32-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle
US #4/3.5mm needles for small circumferences in the round: set of five DPNs, 1 long circular for Magic Loop, or 2 short circulars
Note: A larger circular needle may be needed if your stranding work is tighter than your St st. If so, use a needle during the chart that will achieve the same gauge as in St st.

Waste yarn or 2 stitch holders
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

26 sts/34 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch and charted pattern

Saint Rémy is knit seamlessly from the top down. The yoke is worked in one piece to the underarm. The sleeves are then placed on holders and worked separately from the rest of the body.