Butter by Chantal Belisle

Butter

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Knitting
July 2017
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1050 - 1500 yards (960 - 1372 m)
0 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18)
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Butter is my ode to i-cord and disco. This piece starts with i-cord and just keeps going and going, prepare for a lot of i-cord. This fitted crop is made to be worn tightly with anything high waisted. The sleeves are big for a nice statement piece while short enough to not get in the way, though they can easily be made longer for a more dramatic high-low look.

About the piece:
The Butter Sweater has a deceivingly simple construction, pairing a simple top-down raglan shape with some curve hugging, yet flattering, shaping to turn a traditional design into a unique piece of knitting. Butter is an ideal first sweater and a great sweater for a knitter looking for a speedy sweater to churn out on the quick side of things. To break up a more simple fabric, I use a fingering weight for the body and a DK weight for the sleeves to play with different degrees of drape in the fabric simply by changing the weight of the yarn for the sleeves to give them more structure versus the tight, weightless appeal of the body of the sweater. This sweater should be worn with 1-3 inches of negative ease at the bust.

Yarn:
Yardage:
MCF: 437 yards, 1 skein,
MCDK: 438 yards, 2 skeins,
CC: 200 yards, .5 skein.

MCF: “Butter” Hedgehog Sock, 90% merino, 10% nylon. (437 yards, 100 grams)
MCDK: “Butter” Hedgehog Merino DK, 100% Merino. (219 yards, 115 grams)
CCF: “Fly” Hedgehog Skinny Singles, 100% Merino. (400 yards, 100 grams)

Look for a yarn with a little bit of variegation for the body that comes in a multitude of weights, if you can’t find yarn that comes in both Fingering and DK, you can use the fingering for the sleeves as well as the body, simply keep the same needle size and don’t do the decreasing at the start of the sleeves (noted in pattern). I personally really like the look of a speckle yarn in an i-cord, be cautious using highly variegated as they tend to stripe when i-corded, unless this is a thing you’re looking for.
3,5mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Needles and notions:
Using 3,5mm in Stockinette Stitch with MCF: 24 sts x 32 rounds.
Using 3,5mm in Stockinette Stitch with MCDK: ____ sts x_____ rounds.
Prioritize the gauge for the body over the sleeves, the fit of the sleeves is not too important as they are so dramatically over sized.

Abbreviations:
BO: bind off
BOR: beginning of round
CC: contrasting colour
CO: Cast on
k: knit
MC: main colour
MCF: Main colour fingering
MCDK: Main colour DK
p: purl
PM: place marker
sts: stitches
yo: yarn over

Sizing:

Sizes: US 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Bust: 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47 inches/
88, 91, 95, 96, 101, 105, 110, 113, 118, 124 cm.
Waist: 19, 19, 20, 20, 21 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 inches/
47, 49, 51, 51, 54, 56, 59, 61, 64, 67 cm.
Upper Arm: 10, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14.5 inches/
25, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37 cm.
Body Length (sans fringe): 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 10.5, 10.5, 11, 11, 11.5, 11.5 inches/
24, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 30 cm.
Sleeve Length: 7, 7, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 8, 8.5, 9. 9.5, 10 inches/
17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 cm.