Aurealis by Jennifer Steingass

Aurealis

Knitting
April 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with largest needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
810 - 2140 yards (741 - 1957 m)
36.5 (38, 40, 42, 44.75, 47.5, 50)(54.5, 57.5, 60.5, 62.75, 64.75, 67.5)” / 91 (95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125)(136, 144, 151, 157, 162, 169) cm finished bust. See explanation below.
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Aurealis is inspired by starry night skies and wrought iron. This easy top down and seamless circular yoke sweater pattern comes with options for short sleeve, long sleeve with ribbed cuff, or long sleeve with colorwork cuff. Instructions for your choice of ribbed or rolled neckline are included too. This design makes for beginner friendly colorwork because the yoke motif is not complex and just 2 colors of yarn are necessary. At a gauge that works well with DK or worsted weight yarn, Aurealis works up quickly. Have fun with a contrasting gradient yarn, create your own gradient with stash yarn, or simplify with 2 solid colors.

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SIZES
A (B, C, D, E, F, G)(H, I, J, K, L, M) #sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
36.5 (38, 40, 42, 44.75, 47.5, 50)(54.5, 57.5, 60.5, 62.75, 64.75, 67.5)” / 91 (95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125)(136, 144, 151, 157, 162, 169) cm.

Note: Sizes listed are the finished sweater measurements. Designed to be worn with positive ease: For a close fit, choose the sweater size that is 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm larger than your actual bust circumference or for a relaxed, boxy fit, choose a size 4-6” / 10-15 cm larger than your actual bust circumference. Blue version shown with 4” / 10.5 cm positive ease, pink version shown with 6” / 15.5 cm positive ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
MC: Magpie Fibers Swanky DK, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 250 yds / 229 m per 115 g Colorway: Follow You Into the Dark 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6)(6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins for both long sleeve versions or 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins for short sleeve version.

CC: Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, 100% Superwash American Wool, 200 yds / 183 m per 50 g
Colorway: Castaway 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins for long sleeve with colorwork cuff or 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins for short sleeve and long sleeve versions with ribbed cuff.

Pink version yarn:* Magpie Fibers Swanky DK, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 250 yds / 229 m per 115 g
MC: Tenderness 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6)(6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
CC: Wicked Game 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.

Or wool or wool blend DK or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC, both Long Sleeve versions: 950 (1000, 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1300)(1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1850) yds / 869 (915, 1050, 961, 1052, 1098, 1189)(1281, 1372, 1463, 1555, 1646, 1692) m

MC, short sleeve version: 650 (700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 950)(1000, 1050, 1100, 1250, 1300, 1350) yds / 595 (640, 686, 732, 778, 823,869)(915, 961, 1006, 1143, 1189, 1235) m

CC, Long sleeve with colorwork cuff: 160 (170, 180, 200, 210, 220, 230)(240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) yds / 147 (156, 165, 183, 192, 202, 211)(220, 229, 238, 247, 256, 266) m

CC, Long sleeve with ribbed cuff & short sleeve options: 130 (140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190)(200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250) yds / 119 (128, 138, 147, 156, 165, 174)(183, 192, 202, 211, 220, 229) m

Needles: (Note: Swatch to determine what needle sizes you need to use. Needle sizes are only a suggestion.)
Needle A: US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs or 16” / 40 cm circular (for neckline), matching set DPNs (for cuff), and 24” / 60 cm or longer circular for ribbed hem.
Needle B: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs and 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle for yoke, body and magic looping sleeves.
Needle C: US 6 / 4 mm DPNs or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle for colorwork sleeve cuffs, to ensure cuff colorwork isn’t too tight.

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st, in the round, on needle B.

CONSTRUCTION
Starting at the neckline, this sweater is worked seamlessly and in the round from the top down- choose ribbed or rolled neckline. Short rows are added to shape the neckline and the stranded yoke is worked. The seamless sleeves and body are separated and worked in the round.