Sari Sweater by Jennifer Beaumont

Sari Sweater

Knitting
December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1700 yards (823 - 1554 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL): FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE—31 1/2 (34, 36 1/2, **38 3/4, 42 1/4,** 46, 50 3/4)” / 80 ( 86.5 92.5, **98.5, 104.5,** 117, 129) cm
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Sari Sweater is inspired by banded patterns on the hem of Indian Saris. Bands of colors alternate with triangle and diamond stranded patterns on the bodice and bracelet the sleeve hems of this shapely sweater.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL):
FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE—31 1/2 (34, 36 1/2, 38 3/4, 42 1/4, 46, 50 3/4)” / 80 ( 86.5 92.5, 98.5, 104.5, 117, 129) cm Shown with 2” positive ease at bust.

GAUGE
20 sts and 24 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette with larger needles AFTER BLOCKING.
To insure proper fit, please take time to check gauge.

YARN
worsted weight yarn such as
Shalimar Yarn Enzo Worsted (70% merino wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon, 235 yds)
C1: “Lagoon” 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins or 652 (738, 820, 880, 996, 1126, 1231) yds / 596 (675, 749, 804, 911, 1029, 1125) m
C2: “Mandarin” 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or 201 (227, 252, 271, 307, 346, 379) yds / 183 (208, 230, 252, 307, 346, 378) m
C3: “Love Potion” 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins or 47 (54, 60, 65, 72, 82, 89) yds / 43 (49, 54, 58, 66, 75, 81) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 / 4.5mm* circular needles in 32” / 80 cm length or preferred length for knitting sweater in the round
US 7 / 4.5mm* needles in preferred style for knitting sleeves in the round
US 6 / 4 mm* circular needles in 32” / 80 cm length or preferred length for knitting sweater hem in the round
US 6 / 4 mm* needles in preferred style for knitting sleeve hem in the round
tapestry needle
8 stitch markers
or size to obtain gauge

SKILLS
knitting and purling
knitting sleeves in the round
familiarity with top-down sweaters
short row shaping
picking up stitches
increasing and decreasing
stranded knitting with two colors

NOTES
Sari Sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down. The back neck stitches are cast on first and increases are made for the shoulders and simultaneously short row shaping drops and curves the back neck. The neckline and sleeve caps are knit “contiguously” from the top down using a method adapted from Susie Myers (“SusieM” on Ravelry). After the neckline is joined, the sweater is knit in the round down to the hem.
Sleeve stitches are held on waste yarn and slipped to a needle after the body is completed, and knit top-down and in the round, with stranded colorwork patterning on some rounds, and playful striping on others. All shaping happens within the striping. The sweater is finished with a complementary rib pattern, and with corrugated rib neckline and sleeve hems. To create the flattering silhouette, this design includes additional shaping around the curve of the shoulder, as well as waist and hip shaping along princess lines designed to follow the wearer’s curves. Please spend some time looking over the schematic to help you choose your size and decide on any modifications to the waist or hip shaping. Some positive ease is recommended for an flattering and body skimming fit.