Arata

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1350 - 2350 yards (1234 - 2149 m)
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Starting with a simple rolled neckline, this easy top down sweater is knit seamlessly and in the round. A few short rows are worked to shape the shoulders and neck, then the stranded colorwork yoke is worked. There are options for straight sleeves with fitted cuff or shaped sleeves with long cuff. This design is suitable for fingering or sport weight yarn. Choose 2 or multiple colors for your yoke - charts are provided for either option. With the short chart repeats, there aren’t any overly long floats. The motifs are easy to knit and suitable for both beginners or those with plenty of colorwork experience. Arata is well suited to many types of yarn: handdyed, gradient, or your favorite millspun. There are 9 sizes for you to choose from. Please see sizing information below.

Note! The yarn I used is listed as a fingering weight but knits up at a sport gauge, even on US 4 needles. If you’d like to substitute yarns, I recommend sport weight or single ply fingering weight yarns that are commonly available from yarn dyers. Lofty, woolen spun wool fingering weight will work well too.

SIZES A (B, C, D)(E, F, G)(H, I):

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
39.25 (42, 45, 47.5)(51, 54, 58)(59.5, 62.5) inches / 98 (105, 112.5, 119)(127.5, 135, 145)(148.5, 156) cm finished bust circumference to fit bust measurements: 31.25-34.25 (34-37, 37-40, 39.5-42.5)(43-46, 46-49, 50-53)(51.5-54.5, 54.5-57.5) inches ; 78-85.5 (84.5-92, 92-99.5, 98.5- 106.5)(107.5-115, 115-122.5, 124.5-132)(128.5-136, 136-143.5) cm

Sizes listed in the schematic are finished sweater measurements. Choose the size that is 5-8” / 12.5- 20.5 cm larger than your actual bust circumference. Modeled with 7” / 18 cm positive ease

FIT
Arata is designed to fit with 5-8” 12.5 - 20.5 cm positive ease in the body and to have a fitted upper sleeve. There are 2 sleeve options: straight with fitted cuff, or shaped with long ribbed cuff.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
einrum E+2 80% Icelandic Wool, 20% Mulberry Thai Silk 227 yds / 208 meters per 50g

2 color version:
MC: #1009 5 (6, 6, 6)(7, 7, 8)(8, 9) skeins CC: #1002 1 (1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2)(2, 2) skeins

4 color version:
MC: #1002, 5 (5, 5, 5)(6, 6, 7)(7, 8) skeins CC1: #1008 1 (1, 1,1)(2, 2, 2)(2, 3) skeins CC2: #1001 1 (1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2)(2, 3) skeins CC3: #1009 1(1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1)(1, 2) skeins

Yardage:

2 color version:
MC: 1100 (1200, 1300, 1400)(1500, 1600, 1700)(1800, 1900) yds / 1006 (1198, 1189, 1280)(1372, 1463, 1555)(1646, 1738) m

CC: 160 (170, 180, 190)(200, 210, 220)(230, 240) yds / 147 (156, 165, 174)(183, 192, 202)(211, 220) m

4 color version:
MC: 1000 (1100, 1200, 1300)(1400, 1500, 1600)(1700, 1800) yds / 914 (1006, 1198, 1189)(1280, 1372, 1463)(1555, 1646) m

CC1: #1008 140 (150, 160, 170)(180, 190, 200)(210, 220) yds / 129 (138, 147, 156)(165, 174, 183)(192, 202) m

CC2: CC2: 160 (170, 180, 190)(200, 210, 220)(230, 240) yds / 147 (156, 165, 174)(183, 292, 202)(211, 220) m

CC3: #1009 50(55, 60, 65)(70, 75, 80)(85, 90) yds / 46 (51, 55, 60)(64, 69, 74)(78, 83) m

GAUGE
Body: 21 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st, in the round, on larger needles, after blocking. Note: You may need to go up a needle size larger than your body needle to get gauge for stranded colorwork yoke.

NEEDLES
Needle sizes are only a suggestion – swatch to determine which needles you need to use to meet gauge.

A: US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs or 16” (40 cm) circular (neckline), matching set DPNs or long circular needle for magic loop (for straight sleeve cuff option).

B: US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs or 32” (80 cm) long circular for magic looping long sleeve cuff, hem ribbing

C: US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or 32” (80 cm) long circular for body and magic looping sleeves, 40” (100 cm) or longer circular for body.

Notions:
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

About the yarn: I used the beautiful einrum e+2, a fingering weight Icelandic wool yarn that’s plied with a strand of silk. It’s light, lofty, and the silk gives it a subtle sheen, resulting in a unique, beautiful yarn that’s a joy to knit with. I love this yarn and I hope you do too!


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