Starlight Adventure by Lesley Anne Robinson

Starlight Adventure

February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, knit flat using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1145 - 1975 yards (1047 - 1806 m)
XS {S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL}; See notes for more information about sizing
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Choose your own sweater adventure :: A cropped, open draped cardigan, with drop-sleeves, a luxurious shawl collar and deep cuffs for extra warmth.

Four garments in one pattern!! There are two distinct styles, using two different stitch patterns. Choose the long-sleeved cardigan for cozy evenings at home, or knit up the vest to throw on over your favorite outfit for a cool date night! The pattern is also offered using one-color brioche stitch, or 1x1 ribbing for the Collar and Cuffs.

Notes about construction: Each garment is started with the Main Body, knit sideways using squishy garter stitch stripes. Afterthought sleeves are added simultaneously, then the collar stitches are picked up from a simple selvedge. The sleeves or arm openings are added last so that you can try it on as you go!

This garment was designed in collaboration with Heather Bostic of House of A La Mode! Not only did I use her Dreamy DK yarn, the color ways were also instrumental in the naming of the garment! Heather’s input and design ideas helped to create this one-of-a-kind staple for your wardrobe!

Skill level: Intermediate. Techniques used: knitting, purling, i-cord cast on, i-cord bind off, picking up stitches, brioche knit (brk), brioche short rows, modular construction.

Sizes: XS {S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL}; Bust sizes (built-to-fit circumference): 30 {34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54}” / 76 {86, 96, 106, 117, 127, 137} cm
Shown in size M with no ease, long-sleeved brioche collar version. This cardigan / vest is meant to be worn open, or loosely buttoned on the shoulder. Choose your size based on your bust measurement with no ease, and this will give you the best fit overall.

Yarn Totals: 1145 {1275, 1420, 1540, 1740, 1825, 1975} yds / 1047 {1165, 1300, 1408, 1592, 1669, 1804} m DK weight yarn
Main Color (MC) - For collar and sleeves: 515 {585, 670, 700, 780, 805, 835}yds / 471 {535, 613, 640, 713, 736, 763} m
Colors A / B / C (each) - For Main Body: 210 {230, 250, 280, 320, 340, 380} yds / 192 {210, 229, 256, 293, 311, 347} m divided evenly over number of colors used.

Yardage is shown for long-sleeved version - subtract 390 yds / 357 m for vest version.

Shown in:
MC: 3 skeins House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Tailored Suit
Color A: 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Moroccan Mint
Color B: 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Sassy Mahalo
Color C: 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Star Light, Star Bright

Needles: Small: US 6 / 4mm : 32” long circular needles
Large: US 7 / 4.5mm : 32” long circular needles
OR sizes needed to obtain gauge. If substituting needle sizes, ensure that the Large needle is only one needle size larger than the Small.

Tools / Notions: tapestry needle, row counter, 2 lengths of smooth waste yarn (for afterthought sleeves), 1 stitch marker for noting beginning of round, 11 removable st markers, 1 large button (1” / 2.5cm in diameter or larger; optional)

Gauge: 19.5 sts x 40 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in garter st knit flat using Large needles and MC yarn (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Heather of House of A La Mode for her beautiful yarns and brilliant ideas, Meaghan Schmaltz for her genius tech editing, and my dear husband, Brian Robinson, for his photography skills. :)