tuesday by Emily Connell


March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1400 - 2400 yards (1280 - 2195 m)
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After knitting Assateague, I was hooked on short rows. And three colors!

The colors for this sweater were inspired by the purple, green, and gold of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana. While the gold for this project is more gold than yellow and not a “true” Mardi Gras gold, enjoy the festive spirit with bright and lively colors for a lively holiday.

This sweater uses short rows to shape the lower half of the body. The bodice section is worked in one color, with a two-row pattern for broken rib. Susie M’s continguous sleeves makes a lovely fit for fitted sleeves to complement an A-line body. Short rows shape the A-line, alternating colors, incorproating increases to accentuate the A-line shape. The body finishes off with a border in the main color and the bodice pattern for broken rib.

As with my other patterns, you can use one, two, three, or many colors to make this pullover. This would be another lovely option for using up scraps of fingering weight yarn for the short rows.

MC Manos del Uruguay; color: Brass Button (1, 2, 2) 3, 3, 3 3 skeins
CC1 Madelinetosh tosh light; color: Spectrum (1, 1, 1) 1, 2, 2 2 skeins
CC2 Madelinetosh tosh light; color: Forestry (1, 1, 1) 1, 2, 2 2 skeins


1 20-inch (75-cm) US #3 circ needle
1 40-inch (100-cm) US #2.5 circ needle (or preferred method for working sleeves)

notions required:
st marker for marking beg of rnd
2 st markers for marking short rows that are different from the BOR m
Tapestry needle

26 sts x 38 rows over 4”/10cm in broken rib on US #3 needle, post-blocking.
25 sts x 32 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette st on US #3 needle, post-blocking.