Amabilis by Irina Dmitrieva

Amabilis

Knitting
November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1055 - 2120 yards (965 - 1939 m)
34¼ (39¼, 43, 47¼, 51) (55¼, 59, 63¼, 66¼)” [87 (99.5, 109, 120, 129.5) (140.5, 150, 160.5, 168.5) cm] circumference at chest
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Let tender memories of garlands and good times grace your holiday pullover with Amabilis. This top-down sweater sports a radiating ribbed neckband that transitions elegantly into scintillating cables, like snowflakes under twinkling lights. Worked seamlessly in the round, reverse stockinette fabric underlines the cables and elevates this piece to a treasured seasonal favorite.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment are charted only.


Construction

  • The yoke of this cardigan is worked circularly from the top down.
  • The body and sleeves are divided at the underarm and worked separately to the bottom. Sleeves are worked circularly.
  • The body may be worked straight from the underarm or include optional waist shaping.

Finished Dimensions

  • 34¼ (39¼, 43, 47¼, 51) (55¼, 59, 63¼, 66¼)” 87 (99.5, 109, 120, 129.5) (140.5, 150, 160.5, 168.5) cm circumference at chest
  • Sample shown is size 43”/109 cm with 4”/10 cm positive ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14, 15) skeins
  • Photographed in color Rainier

Yardage

  • 1055 (1175, 1385, 1465, 1605) (1780, 1910, 1990, 2120) yards 965 (1074, 1266, 1340, 1468) (1628, 1747, 1820, 1939) meters of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 22 stitches & 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 30 stitches & 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm in cable pattern with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 16”/40 cm, 24”/60 cm, and 32”/80 cm circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Neck Ribbing, Cuffs and Hem)

  • One 16”/40 cm and one 32”/80 cm circular needle, and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle, 2-3 sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Cabled Cast On
  • 2x2 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate