Aspen by Pam Allen

Aspen

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after wet blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
720 - 1200 yards (658 - 1097 m)
31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59)" [78.5 (89, 99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150) cm]
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We love Aspen’s fitted look, with simple (but striking!) colorwork in its round yoke. The joy in colorwork sweaters is always in choosing whether to go with subtle monochrome, or bold contrast. To add to the interest in the yoke, this pullover is a cool hybrid of bottom-up and top-down knitting: The body is knitted from the bottom up, with stitches cast on provisionally for the sleeves, all the way to the neck, and the sleeves are picked up from the waste yarn and knitted down to the cuffs.

Shown in size 35” / 89 cm on a 32” / 81.5 cm, 5’10” / 178 cm model (3” / 7.5 cm positive ease)

yarn
owl
5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins snowy 300 (MC)
1 skein albertine 306 (CC)

needles
16” and 32” circulars in size US 8 / 5 mm
32” circular in size US 9 / 5.5 mm
set dpns in size US 9 / 5.5 mm

gauge
16 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after wet blocking
17 sts and 39 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in yoke pattern with smaller needles, after wet blocking

skills required
Long-tail and provisional cast ons, lifted stitches (links/illustrated tutorials provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.