Areca by Becky Sorensen

Areca

Knitting
February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
733 - 1345 yards (670 - 1230 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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Perfect for a stroll through a palm house in the winter months , Areca is a top-down seamless yoke sweater with an elegant cabled yoke detail, inspired by palm leaves. The high neck creates a unique silhouette, with short row neck shaping for an ideal fit, and with both written and charted instructions for the yoke detail, to make this an accessible pattern for knitters of all levels! Knit up in your favorite Aran/Worsted weight yarn, this pattern is a relatively quick knit that beautifully shows off the naturally dyed shades of Oysters & Purls Yarn.

YARN
— 4 5, 6, 7, 7, 8 skeins of Oysters and Purls 100% Targhee/Columbia Wool (Aran weight / 155 m 170 yds per 100g
610 700, 815, 945, 1040, 1125 m / 667 766, 891, 1033, 1137, 1230 yds

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
— 3.75 mm // US 5 circular needles: 40 cm (16 in.) and 81 cm (32 in.) or 100cm (40 in.) cable (or size needed to achieve stated gauge) -- for ribbing
— 5 mm // US 8 circular needles with 80 cm (32 in.) or 100cm (40 in.) cable (or size needed to achieve stated gauge) -- for body of sweater
— 5.5 mm // US 9 circular needles with 80 cm (32 in.) or 100cm (40 in.) cable (or size needed to achieve stated gauge) -- for cabled section
— Cable needle
— Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
— Scrap yarn
— Stitch Markers
— Optional: Double pointed needles in the smallest & middle sized needles if preferred for the sleeves

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Finished Bust measurement 81.25 91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132 cm / 32 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 in
Sweater is designed to have no ease
More measurements on next page

GAUGE
17 sts x 27 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in 1x1 rib on smaller needles
16 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in stockinette stitch on middle sized needles
16 sts x 28 rows = = 10 cm // 4 in. in cabled pattern on largest needles
It is very important to check gauge to ensure a good fit!

Pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.

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