Tessellated Pullovers by Jennifer Beaumont
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Tessellated Pullovers

Knitting
August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and stranded color work
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 1700 yards (914 - 1554 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL): Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” / 82 ( 90, 97, 104, 112, 119, 127) cm
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Tessellated pullovers are knit seamlessly from the top down with a houndstooth or herringbone colorwork pattern on the bodice of the sweater. The pattern includes charts for both versions.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL):
Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” / 82 ( 90, 97, 104, 112, 119, 127) cm

GAUGE
22 sts and 30 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette, and in stranded stockinette after blocking on larger needles. To save time, please take time to check gauge in stockinette and in colorwork pattern.

YARN
sport or dk weight yarn that can be knit in stockinette and stranded stockinette colorwork at pattern gauge; samples shown in Madelinetosh DK Twist (100% merino wool, 250 yds per skein)

HOUNDSTOOTH VERSION
color A (fluoro rose) — 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins or 509 ( 554, 626, 686, 741, 812, 936) yds / 465 (507, 572, 627, 678, 742, 856) m

color B (farmhouse white) — 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or 275 ( 299, 323, 358, 383, 408, 432) yds / 251 (273, 295, 327, 350, 373, 395) m

color C (nocturne) — 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or
223 (242, 261, 290, 310, 330, 350) yds / 212 (221, 239, 265, 283, 302, 320) m

HERRINGBONE VERSION:
color A (button jar blue) — 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins or actual yardage: 880 (958, 1066, 1172, 1263, 1371, 1539) yds / 805 (876, 975, 1072, 1155, 1254, 1407) m

color B (cousteau) — 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or
220 (239, 258, 287, 306, 326, 346) yds / 201 (219, 236, 262, 280, 298, 316) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • US 5 / 3.75 mm circular knitting needle in 32”/ 80 cm length, or preferred length for knitting sweater body in the round*
  • US 5 / 3.75mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round**
  • US 4 / 3.5mm needles in 32” / 80 cm length or preferred length for knitting sweater in the round*
  • US 4 / 3.5mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round* tapestry needle
  • 6 stitch markers
  • optional: 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) stitch markers for colorwork tessellate repeats

** or size to obtain gauge

SKILLS
knitting and purling
knitting in the round
knitting small circumference in the round
increasing and decreasing
familiarity with top-down sweaters
stranded knitting with two colors
reading charts
picking up sts

CONTIGUOUS
Tessellated pullover is a sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers (SusieM on Ravelry.) The stranded color work is completely knit in the round. No purled stranding!

SHAPING
This sweater design includes waist shaping, and charts for waist shaping in pattern.
As with any sweater pattern, study the schematic to select your size and decide on modifications to the arm, waist or hip shaping. I recommend a couple of inches of ease at the waist. If your waist size is larger, you will work fewer waist shaping decreases, and then also fewer hip shaping increases. Some positive ease at the hips is recommend for a sweater that flows freely from the waist to the hips without bunching. It is very important that the knitter maintains a consistent gauge between the stranded and solid portions of the sweater.

Thank you to Chaitanya for technical editing.