Silver Forest by Jennifer Steingass
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Silver Forest

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1670 - 2865 yards (1527 - 2620 m)
34.75 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106, 116.5, 126, 136.5) cm
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Silver Forest is a lightweight circular yoke sweater with a relaxed, comfortable fit. Knit up with the amazingly beautiful Brooklyn Tweed Loft, this sweater is light as a feather and next to skin soft. With the light fabric fingering weight yarn creates, you can wear your Silver Forest often - indoors, layered in the winter, as an outer layer in the spring or even on chilly summer nights like we have here in Maine. Silver Forest is casual enough to throw on with a pair of jeans yet nice enough to wear to a special occasion. This design lends itself well to a variety of yarns: wooly fingering weights or handdyed yarns with a nice drape are a great match for this pattern.

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Construction:
This seamless, circular yoke sweater sweater knit in the round and is a top down hybrid. Designed to have a relaxed fit with 2-5” of positive ease at bust. You can choose between 3 options for body shaping: Subtle hourglass shaping, straight body, or a-line, and there are 2 options for neckline styles: ribbed or rolled neckline. The knitting starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn using a simple long tail cast on. No additional skills are needed for this method (called COWYAK) and the transition between the directions in knitting is completely invisible. The stranded yoke is worked and then the neckline is bound off. Next, the body and sleeves are worked top down from. With this method of construction, the sweater has live stitches at the neckline and edges of the body and sleeve cuffs. This makes for easy customization of body and sleeve lengths and neckline width.

Finished Measurements:
Bust circumference: 34.75 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106, 116.5, 126, 136.5) cm
Sizes listed are actual finished sweater measurements. Choose a size with recommended ease of 2-5”
/ 5-12.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown with 3” / 7.5 cm ease. Additional measurements in schematic on page 10.

Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Loft: 275yds / 251 m per 50g
MC: Snowbound. 5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins
CC1: Soot. 1 skein for all sizes
CC2: Fossil. 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
CC3: Sweatshirt. 1 (skein for all sizes.

Or desired fingering weight wool yarn in the following amounts:
MC: 1300 (1500, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300) yds / 1395 (1555, 1761, 1957, 2209, 2378) m
CC1: 80 (85, 90, 95, 100, 105) yds / 74 (78, 83, 87, 92, 96) m
CC2: 190 (210, 230, 250, 280, 310) yds / 174 (193, 211, 229, 257, 284) m
CC3: 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) yds / 92 (101, 110, 119, 129, 138) m

Needles
Needle A: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs, 16” / 40cm for neckline, 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle for waistband and optional magic loop for cuffs.
Needle B: US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs (or long circular for magic loop), and 24” (60 cm) or longer circular for body. 40” (100 cm) long needles suggested for provisional yoke cast on.
Needle C (for colorwork): US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs for sleeves and 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for stranded colorwork yoke, if necessary.

Gauge
Colorwork: 27 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette st, in the round, after blocking.
Body: 27 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette st, in the round, after blocking.

Tech edited by H-e-l-i (Heli Rajavaara)


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