The Cloud Sweater by Eta Carina

The Cloud Sweater

December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
656 - 1094 yards (600 - 1000 m)
Custom sizing
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The Cloud Sweater is a seamless bottom up yoke tee with a stranded yoke featuring a cloud motif, and a stranded bottom hem featuring a town skyline.

This pattern is written as a recipe using your own body measurements and gauge. Stitch counts and yarn yardage are not provided. You will calculate stitch counts by combining the number of stitches per inch of your own gauge and from your body measurements.

Techniques involved are long tail cast-on, 1x1 ribbing, stranding, sewn bind-off, kitchener’s stitch, long stranding floats, and fearlessness. Gauge is a wild animal that will steal your picnic. Many experienced knitters are mauled by gauges every year. Trying on regularly as you knit is very much recommended.

2 skeins of Freia Ombre Fingering for the body, and 1 skein for the Glow Cloud should get you through for children and adults’ XS to M sizes. Larger sizes will need more, and you will need to alternate 3 strands of Freia to keep the gradient developping over the whole body.

Gauge: 21 stitches for 4 in – 10 cm in stockinette stitch with 3 mm needles. The pattern is adaptable to thicker or thinner gauges.

Notions: 2.5 and 3 mm circular needles, or size needed
to get gauge. Stitch markers, waste yarn, and measuring tape.

The cloud is charted over the whole yoke depth. In order to check the fit of the yoke, you will need to try the sweater on as you knit and remove or add plain Cloud Chart rounds evenly in the sections between decrease rounds to adjust yoke depth.

This pattern is designed with two main color types. The Body Color is from a gradient yarn which develops a complete color change from dark to sky color over the body. The Cloud Color can be either from one gradient or self-stripping skein, or from 3 different brightly colored skeins.

The adult sample (33.5 inches chest) is shown in body color “Tijuana Teal” and cloud color “Melon”. The child sample (23 inches chest) is shown in body color “Cloud” and cloud color “Blue Velvet”.

Additionnal information about yarn choices can be found on my blog. There is now a group as well: Magnetic Storm.