Torbellino by Kristen Jancuk

Torbellino

Knitting
April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes for add'l gauge information
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 2100 yards (914 - 1920 m)
**Sizes**: XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X} finished bust measurement: 34 ¼ (38 ¼, 42 ¼, 45 ¾) [49 ¾, 53 ½, 57 ¾, 62 ¼, 65 ¾]”/ 87 (97, 107.5, 116) [126.5, 136, 146.5, 158, 167] cm
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This pattern is part of the Juntos: Knits for Togetherness collection; find the coordinating children’s sweater here.

Over the last few years, I’ve enjoyed playing with slipped stitches to create faux-stranded knitting patterns that are simpler to work—and this was my goal, again, with Torbellino and its companion piece, Dust Devil.
The spiraling design on the yoke is created with slipped stitches, which creates a thinner fabric than traditional stranded knitting because you’re only carrying a single strand of yarn behind your work—perfect for warmer weather! To accompany this simpler colorwork yoke, I opted for a casual, relaxed fitting body—wide scoop neck, no waist shaping, an ever-so-slightly cropped fit with short rows used to lower the back hem, and loose, elbow-length sleeves, all finished off with simple contrast trim. It’s the most comfortable sweater I’ve ever designed or worn!

Sizes: XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X} finished bust measurement: 34 ¼ (38 ¼, 42 ¼, 45 ¾) {49 ¾, 53 ½, 57 ¾, 62 ¼, 65 ¾}”/ 87 (97, 107.5, 116) {126.5, 136, 146.5, 158, 167} cm
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Sample shown in Size S/38 ¼”/97 cm, with approximately 3”/7.5 cm positive ease.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in st st worked in the rnd on larger needles
22 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in pattern stitch (rep Rnds 1-11 of Section 2 for pattern) worked in the rnd on larger needles

Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Cobblestone DK, 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 275 yd/
4 oz (250 m/100 g): 3 (4, 4, 5) {5, 6, 6, 7, 7} skeins in Lincoln Park and 1 skein in Federal Hill.
(This yarn has been discontinued. A tightly plied DK weight wool blended with a small percentage of silk or other smooth fiber to add drape would be an appropriate substitute.)
Or approx. 800 (950, 1100, 1200) {1350, 1475, 1600, 1700, 1850} yd/730 (870, 1005, 1100) {1230, 1350, 1460, 1550, 1690} m MC and 75 (100, 125, 150) {175, 200, 225, 250, 275} yd/70 (90, 115, 140) {160, 180, 205, 230, 250} m CC

Needles: US 6/4 mm 16”/40 cm and 24”/60 cm+ circular needle, and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75 mm 16”/40 cm and 24”/60+ cm circular needle, and DPNs, or one size below gauge needle

Notions:
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