the purl code by Isabell Kraemer

the purl code

Knitting
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1094 - 1532 yards (1000 - 1401 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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update 07/12: Spanish translation added

the purl code is worked seamlessly in rounds from the top down. First some short rows are worked back and forth to shape the neck. Raglan increases are then worked to final yoke depth (yoke is designed to be rather deep in relation to what you may be used to), where sleeve stitches are placed on hold. From this point the oversized body is worked in rounds to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in rounds top down to the cuffs. Optional neck finishing is worked last. Purl stitch lines are added every now and then throughout (add purl stitches where you like/when you like/as many as you like) …you may like the idea of using the morse code alphabet (see ‘purl code alphabet’ on the last page) for making this a statement sweater ;)
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Yarn
Great Ocean Rd Mill The Purlcode Sweater (175 yards (160 m)/100g)
7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
or approximately
1094 (1149, 1225, 1302, 1368, 1444, 1532) yds
1000 (1050, 1120, 1190, 1250, 1320, 1400) m

Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for optional neck finishing, body ribbing and sleeve ribbing.
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeves.

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
40 (43.25, 45.5, 48, 50.5, 52.75, 55.25)“
100 (108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 138) cm
Suggested ease: 8 - 12” (20 - 30.5 cm)
Sample is worn with approximately 12.25” (31 cm) positive ease at bust.

Materials
Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.