Be Positive by Maxim Cyr

Be Positive

Knitting
September 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1095 - 2350 yards (1001 - 2149 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Be Positive is a yoked colourwork sweater worked seamlessly from the top down. German short rows are used to add length to the back of the sweater.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
Choose a size that allows for an intended positive ease of 2 to 6” / 5 to 15 cm.

FINISHED CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE
32 (36½, 40½, 44, 47½, 52½, 56½, 60½, 64½)”
81.5 (92.5, 103, 112, 120.5, 133.5, 143.5, 153.5, 164) cm

YARN
Weight: Worsted
❖ Yarn A (emerald green)
825 (907, 998, 1098, 1208, 1329, 1462, 1608, 1769) yd
754 (829, 913, 1004, 1105, 1215, 1337, 1470, 1618) m
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Origin from Walcot Yarns

❖ Yarn B (white)
114 (125, 137, 151, 166, 183, 201, 221, 243) yd
104 (114, 125, 138, 152, 167, 184, 202, 222) m
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Origin from Walcot Yarns

❖ Yarn C (olive)
156 (172, 189, 208, 229, 252, 277, 305, 336) yd
143 (157, 173, 190, 209, 230, 253, 279, 307) m
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Origin from Walcot Yarns

Sample shown in Origin from Walcot Yarns (50% Argentinian Merino, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool, 100% Free-spirited; 210 yd/191 m per 100 g skein).

Yarn A (Spruce), Yarn B (Lighthouse), Yarn C (Juniper)

Max is wearing size 4 and is 5’11” / 180.5 cm with a 38” / 96.5 cm chest girth

NEEDLES
❖ Main needles: circular, US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
❖ Ribbing needles: circular, US 5 / 3.75 mm, or 0.75 to 1 mm smaller than main needles

Double-pointed needles in the same two sizes for the sleeves and smaller circumferences, if you’re not using the magic-loop method

GAUGE
❖ 18 sts and 27 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
❖ 18 sts and 23.5 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stranded colourwork in the round, blocked

TOOLS
❖ Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, and a tapestry needle

Version française disponible.