Beach Trip by Lynn Everett

Beach Trip

Knitting
August 2019
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1450 - 2700 yards (1326 - 2469 m)
Bust: 32¼ (37, 40¾, 44¾, 50¾, 54¼, 59¾)”/80.5 (92.5, 102, 112, 127, 135.5, 149.5) cm
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In August, that month when it’s still summer, the days are still warm until the sun slips beyond the horizon and there is just a tiny hint of cool in the air. Twilight comes a little earlier each evening and the twilight sky holds colors of reds and oranges that fade to purple and inky blue. Time for a Beach Trip! Time to take that last weekend trip to the shore before the school year starts and the world returns to the fall routine. It’s still summer, but just barely.

This sweater is a light, simple design with a bit of shaping and smooth finish. It is knit from the top down with set-in sleeves also picked up and knit from the top. The front bands are built in as you go, and the bottom hemmed for a polished look. Subtle details, well-fitting and a smooth finish. Flattering and feminine, but not girly or fussy. Clean and classic. Uniquely yours.

Yarn
Miss Babs Katahdin 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool; 1750 yd /15.5 oz (1600m /439g) skeins
1 (1, 1+600, 1+600, 1+600, 1+1200, 2) skein(s), shown in Stowaway

Or approximately 1450 (1700, 1850, 2050, 2250, 2500, 2700) yards/1325 (1550, 1700, 1850, 2050, 2250, 2500) meters of fingering weight yarn.

  • Note: Katahdin comes in full 1750 yd/ 15.5 oz (1600m / 439g) skeins and smaller 600 yd/ 5.5 oz (548m / 150g) skeins.

Finished Measurements
Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Bust: 32¼ (37, 40¾, 44¾, 50¾, 54¼, 59¾)”/80.5 (92.5, 102, 112, 127, 135.5, 149.5) cm

Shown in size S, 37”/92.5 cm, to be worn with 0-4”/0-10 cm of ease.

Needles
US 3 3.25mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm or longer or size to obtain gauge
US 3 3.25mm circular needle, 16”/40 cm or double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 24 stitches and 36 rows to 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch
Unblocked: 25 stitches and 38 rows to 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn or spare needle for holding stitches