Asriel Pullover for Bigs by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Asriel Pullover for Bigs

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2800 yards (914 - 2560 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) (4X, 5X, 6X), see notes
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Travel to arctic with this glorious knit! This sweater is inspired by a trip I took to Alaska to view the Aurora. A bit of stranded colorwork keeps the yoke interesting while plain Stockinette stitch ensures a simple body. Colorwork is resumed on the lower sleeve to balance out the design. All in all, this is a pretty simple knit.

There are 2 files in this pattern - fit 1 and fit 2. This unisex pattern looks just as good on any adult, regardless of gender identity. There are instructions for traditional male and female shaping but both files are included so you can customize your knit to your body perfectly.

Sizes: Extra small (small, medium, large) (extra large, 2x large, 3x large) (4x large, 5x large, 6x large) to fit up to a 30” (34”, 38”, 42”) (46”, 50”, 54”) (58”, 62”, 66”)/75 (85, 95, 105) (115, 125, 135) (147, 157, 168) cm chest circumference, with 1”/2.5 cm of positive ease. If you like your sweater to be snug, bump down one size.

Yarn: 1200 (1400, 1600, 1800) (2000, 2200, 2400) (2600, 2800, 3000) yards/1100 (1300, 1475, 1650) (1825, 2025, 2200) (2375, 2560, 2750) meters of sock weight yarn total; about 15 - 20% in the contrast color and the remainder in the main color.

Sample shown in Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT colorways Squidward’s Ink and Marsh Lights.

Needles: Size US 3/3.25 mm and size US 4/3.5 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller.

Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in plain (no stranded) Stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Notions: 12 - 24 stitch markers, blocking mat, wires (optional), and t-pins.

Techniques: Knitting in the round, chart reading, basic increases and decreases.


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