Sequoia by Leah Chapman


September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1720 - 2150 yards (1573 - 1966 m)
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Sequoia is a simple yet elegant open-front cardigan knit up in a rich autumn color palette. The design combines the hand-painted ombré Canyon colorway with coordinating Red Oxide semi-solid. All sizes use two balls of the ombré yarn to ensure that you will get the full spectrum of the gradient throughout the sweater without having extra yarn go to waste. The asymmetrical stripes throughout the body, and solid sleeves and collar add a fun contrasting element. Three-quarter length sleeves and lightweight 100% Merino yarn make this a great layering piece that can transition through all the seasons.

S– 23” from neck to hem (measured at center back), 14” back width, 8” armhole depth, 56” wingspan
M – 24 ½” neck to hem (measured at center back), 15” back width, 8 ½” armhole depth, 58” wingspan
L– 26” neck to hem (measured at center back),
16” back width, 9” armhole depth, 60” wingspan
XL – 27” neck to hem (measured at center back), 16 ½” back width, 9 ½” armhole depth, 62” wingspan
2XL –27” neck to hem (measured at center back), 17 ½” back width, 9 ½” armhole depth, 64” wingspan
3XL –28” neck to hem (measured at center back), 18” back width, 10” armhole depth, 65 ½” wingspan

Color A: Freia Fine Handpaint Fibers Semi-Solid Merino Fingering Yarn in Red Oxide 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) 100g balls
Color B: Freia Fine Handpaint Fibers Ombré Merino Fingering Yarn in Canyon 2 100g balls (all sizes).

1 pair size 8 US (5mm) circular knitting needles (at least 24” long)
2 Stitch markers (split ring or safety pin style)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

18 sts/26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking. It is strongly suggested that you do a blocked gauge swatch so that you can be sure to get the gauge you will need and the correct fit on the sweater.