March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
930 - 1619 yards (850 - 1480 m)
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I love combining colors, but I’m not always in the mood to do colorwork or regular striping. The Banded sweater gives the striping a little twist: The main color and contrasting color are broken up by darker stripes, giving the option to work with 3 different colors. Choose a neutral color for those narrower stripes, or break it all up by using another pop of color. I’m wishing for a version with bright red stripes!

Banded is worked top down, using the contiguous sleeve method for shaping the shoulders and upper body. The upper body is worked flat with German short rows to shape the scooped neckline, then joined in the round. The body and sleeves are each worked in the round after dividing.

Note that the sleeve & body lengths in the pattern are fit for women’s sizes – if you are making this for a man, usually the body & sleeves need to be a little longer. Try it on to see what works for you!

Yarn used: Triskelion Yarn Scylfing DK (75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Gotland), 230 meters / 252 yards per 100g, 4-4-5-5-6-6 skeins.
Colorways used:
MC: Ember’s End (3-3-3-3-4-4 skeins)
CC1: Thunor’s Brow (1 skein for all sizes)
CC2: Frea (1-1-1-1-1-2 skeins)

Approximate total meterage/yardage needed: 850-930-1060-1190-1330-1480 meters / 935-1025-1165-1310-1465-1630 yards; Of which 155-165-185-200-240-270 meters / 170-180-205-220-240-270 yards for CC2.

3,5 mm / US 4 circulars for neckline, cuffs and hem, 60 cm / 24 inches or longer for magic loop.
3,75 mm / US 5 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches or longer for magic loop.
One extra needle size 4 mm / US 6, DPN or short circular for joining fronts.
Optional: DPNs in both sizes to work sleeves.

Other: Stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 19,5 sts & 28 rnds to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on bigger needles, after blocking.

Size: XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL, to fit bust/chest of 74-84-94-104-114-124 cm / 29-33-37-41-45-49 inches.
Actual garment measurement, bust: 79-85-95,5-105,5-116-126 cm / 31-33.5-37.5-41.5-45.75-49.5 inches.
Garment is intended to be worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2 inches of positive ease.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. Thanks to everyone involved!