Stranded Gradient Sweater by Josh Moll
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Stranded Gradient Sweater

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1140 - 2280 yards (1042 - 2085 m)
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The inspiration for this sweater comes from traditional stranded knitting patterns combined with the wonderful colors that Blacker Yarns creates. Originally I knitted this pattern in Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin 2 4 ply, but since that’s not a yarn from their permanent collection, I decided to write this pattern for Tamar 4 ply. Tamar is a beautiful yarn with a lot of drape, and is really suited to stranded knitting.
The sweater is a drop shoulder, seamless design, with an allover stranded knitting pattern. It is especially suited for 3 colors that form a gradient, with a neutral background.


Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Techniques Used (besides the basics):
-Speciality BO: three needle bind off, stretchy bind off
-Working in the round on circular needles
-Working small circumferences in the round on DPNs/with magic loop/with two circulars
-Working from charts
-Stranded colorwork
-Picking up stitches
-Steeking (arm holes and front neck)

Blacker Yarns Tamar 4 ply (fiber content: 30% Wool, 18% Wool – Teeswater, 18% Wool – Wensleydale, 17% Wool - Leicester Longwool and 17% Wool - Cotswold; 380 yards (347 meters)per 100 g skein)
MC color Gwindra; 2 skeins-3 skeins
CC1 color Tala Water; 1 skein
CC2 color Penpol; 1 skein
CC3 color Trevella; 1 skein

2,75mm/US 2 24-32 inch/60-80 cm circular needle
3,5mm/US 4 24-32 inch/60-80 cm circular needle
2,75mm/US 2 needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
3,5 mm/US 4 needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
Or the necessary needles to obtain gauge.

-Stitch markers
-Stitch holders
-Yarn needle

22 sts/26 rows = 4 inches square in stranded knitting using 3,25mm/US 3 needles