This pattern has been discontinued by Shibui Knits, but is now available as a pdf from Kristin Spurkland, as “River”.
This design employs manipulation of the variegated yarn by alternating skeins every 2 rows/rounds over the sleeves and back, while using only one skein at a time over the front. This creates a variation in the patterning of the yarn in the different sections of the sweater.
The front of the sweater is worked in St st, while the back and sleeves are worked in a wide rib. The sleeves are picked up from the body and worked down, allowing the knitter to knit an elbow, 3/4, or full length sleeve.
Sizing 34.75 (38, 41, 44.25, 47.5)” chest circumference
Weight Worsted weight
Gauge 20 sts & 28 rnds = 4 inches/ 10 cm in St st
Yardage 1146 (1146, 1337, 1528, 1528) yards/ 1050 (1050, 1225, 1400, 1400) meters
Needles US 7 / 4.5 mm (US)