Ama Sweater by Maddie Harvey

Ama Sweater

Knitting
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch (in the round, after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1230 - 1722 yards (1125 - 1575 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)
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The Ama Sweater: where carefully worked out proportions meet a stitch pattern designed to showcase hand-dyed yarn.

A top-down oversized raglan with perfectly proportioned sleeves, Ama is a ‘try-on-as-you-knit’ cropped sweater, worked in two colours. The ‘string-of-pearls’ patterning and colour-block effect is designed to make the most of variegated or speckled hand-dyed yarn. The pattern is written for eight sizes, from 28” / 71 cm chest to 58” / 147 cm, and includes lots of handy guidelines, such as stitch count ‘check tables’ and detailed explanations of all the techniques used.

Join the Ama Sweater knit-a-long, running from 16th April to 30th June in Maddie’s Ravelry Group and the Tipsy Knits Podcast Group. Use the hashtags #amasweater, #amasweaterkal, #amasweaternoyoureasweater and #maddieharveydesigns to share your Ama Sweater and to see other fantastic sweaters - very helpful for seeing other colour combos, garment fit and customisations!

YARN
The pattern has been designed for double-knit weight yarn and the sample is knitted in The Wool Kitchen’s Bluefaced Leicester Super Wash DK; 225 m / 246 yds per 100g skein.

Required skeins in The Wool Kitchen BFL DK:
MC (Grey Matter): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
CC (Moon Hopping): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins

Yarn Amounts per m / yds:
MC in metres: 530 (580, 675, 670, 750, 770, 815, 900)
CC in metres: 315 (350, 380, 425, 465, 535, 580, 630)

MC in yards: 579 (634, 738, 732, 820, 842, 891, 984)
CC in yards: 344 (382, 415, 464, 508, 585, 634, 688)

If you’re planning to lengthen the body or sleeves, you will need more yarn. If you’re purchasing hand-dyed yarn, please ensure that you have enough yarn from one batch to complete your sweater.

GAUGE, NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Gauge: 21.5 sts x 28 rnds = 10 cm / 4” measured over St st in the round, on larger needles, after blocking
Recommended Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) AND 4.00mm (US 6) circular needle, 80 cm (32”) long (and DPNs in BOTH sizes for working smaller circumferences in the round if you’re not working magic loop)
Notions: 2m (2.25yds) smooth waste yarn, 8 stitch markers (one a different colour to mark BOR), tapestry needle

SIZE AND FIT
Designed to fit with approximately 17.5 cm – 33 cm / 7 – 13” of positive ease around chest/bust.

To fit chest/bust sizes in cm:
71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147)
To fit chest/bust sizes in inches:
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58)

Finished chest/bust measurement in cm:
93 (102, 116, 127.5, 141.5, 154.5, 166.5, 177.5)
Finished chest/bust measurement in inches:
36.5 (40, 45.5, 50.25, 55.5, 60.75, 65.5, 70)

See schematic and table (in pattern photos to left) for finished measurements to help you pick which size to knit. As well as using your chest/bust measurement as a guide to choosing sizes, pay attention to the upper arm measurements also.

Grey/speckled version shown on Maddie in size M on a 94 cm / 37” chest/bust (21.5 cm / 8.5” of positive ease). Maddie is 5’9 in height.

Pink/grey version is a prototype sweater, with a longer body and sleeves than the final pattern. It is also knitted in The Wool Kitchen BFL DK using Wuthering for the MC and Frenchie for the CC.

Pattern includes full written instructions, photographs, a schematic and has been tech-edited, proof-read and tested.