Ali’s Sweater by Sarah Opie

Ali’s Sweater

Knitting
September 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1030 - 2220 yards (942 - 2030 m)
1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9
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ABOUT
First there was Ali’s Sock, a design I came up with while trying to find the best way to show off a truly beautiful variegated skein of yarn from Ali, the designer behind Explorer Knits + Fibers. This skein, called Acadia National Park was from her National Parks collection. I paired it with another Explorer Knits colour, Linen - and Ali’s Sock came to be! Named after Ali herself, the artist that brought so many incredible and unique skeins to life. I loved designing the sock, and began experimenting with applying the design to a sweater, and here we are! I hope you enjoy knitting your own Ali’s Sweater!

SIZES
1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9

Size 1 chest circumference: 36 inches | 90 cm
Size 2 chest circumference: 40 inches | 101 cm
Size 3 chest circumference: 44 inches | 111 cm
Size 4 chest circumference: 48 inches | 121 cm
Size 5 chest circumference: 52 inches | 131 cm
Size 6 chest circumference: 56 inches | 141 cm
Size 7 chest circumference: 60 inches | 151 cm
Size 8 chest circumference: 64 inches | 162 cm
Size 9 chest circumference: 68 inches | 172 cm

EASE
This sweater can fit however you like! I knit the sample to fit the intended wearer with 6 - 8 inches of positive ease. When selecting a size, I would encourage you to think about how you like things to fit your own body. If you like a closer-fitting garment, choose a Finished Chest Circumference with 2 - 4 inches of positive ease. If you like a looser-fitting garment, choose a Finished Chest Circumference with 8 - 10 inches of positive ease, or more!

YARN REQUIREMENTS
Your yardage will depend on your gauge, size and yarn chosen. These are estimates based on testing.

Main Colour (DK weight)
YARDS: 880, 980, 1085 (1200, 1330, 1465) 1615, 1775, 1945
METERS: 805, 900, 995 (1100, 1220, 1340) 1480, 1623, 1780

Contrast Colour (DK weight)
YARDS: 150, 170, 185 (205, 220, 235) 250, 265, 275
METERS: 140, 155, 170 (190, 205, 215) 230, 245, 255

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
use size needed to obtain gauge, these are the sizes I was able to obtain gauge with:

MAIN FABRIC: 4.5mm (US SIZE 7) circular needles, 32 inches / 80 cm or longer.

RIBBING: 3.5mm (US SIZE 4) circular needles, 32 inches / 80 cm or longer.

NOTIONS
darning needle, to weave in ends
scissors, or other tool for breaking the yarn
8 stitch marker, one that is different to act as a BOR marker
optional: blocking tools

GAUGE
20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm square

TECHNIQUES
Stranded Colourwork (RS & WS)
German Short-Rows
Ribbing
Increasing & Decreasing
Tubular Bind-Off
Twisted German Cast-On

A massive thank you to all testers: Erin Krumenacker, @Some.Kind.of.Yarnderful, meeshyfrazz, keilexandra, Haidums, Terri (@craftymisstinyt, misstinyt), @birch.and.lily, @maceyhenning, Sierra (@tinkandbobble), IdaSandberg, theknittingPT, Kiara Filippini (@kikiknits4, SimpleSITUS), mholshev, saminasknits, Mintknitwear, asharkie + @annie.shark, @lucy_knits_, Eunice (@therapybycraft), @knittingintexas, TiinasKnits + @Mitchelltiina, kirstleeknits, pamfisher, Rachael Eddy (rlferris, @ferrisfiberarts), @sm0713, OJenny, cassie-knits & those who wish to remain uncredited ♥️