Caramia by Kate Heppell


December 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
656 - 1312 yards (600 - 1200 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) - see schematic
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I’ve always admired the style of Icleandic lopapeysa jumpers, and when I saw the neon colours available on the Álafoss stand at Unravel a little while back, I just knew that I had to work with it. This was the perfect opportunity! I’ve kept this as simple as possible, with only two colours worked per row. In this chunky yarn, the knitting will fly by in no time!

This jumper is worked from the bottom up in the round. The body and sleeves are first worked separately before being joined to work the yoke.

Shown in size S on Bronte, with no ease at the bust.
See schematic for finished measurements.

Yarn Requirements:
4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls in Winter Morning 1239
1 ball in Neon Pink 7621 (If unavailable, use Dark Magenta 1240)
1 ball in Ecru Heather 9972
1 ball in Fuchsia Heather 9969
1 ball in Oxblood Red 1242
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Colour Choice
If you’re changing colours, here’s a little advice on how I would go about choosing a palette.
First, choose a bright and a pale. The bright will be CC1 - the neon pink I used in the sample - which will act as the highlight colour. It’s nice to choose a pale which is closely related to the bright - this will be your main colour (MC). So perhaps if you choose a bright turquoise for your CC1, you could use a soft blue-green for your MC.
Next, you need a “rich and richer” or “dark and darker” pair of colours for CC2 and CC3. These two colours should be close as they work together to create depth - perhaps a royal blue and a midnight blue. In my jumper, they are Fuchsia Heather and Oxblood Red. Both colours must contrast starkly with your CC1.
Finally, you need a neutral. This is what I used the ecru for - this will be CC4. Cream, white, grey, even a desaturated version of your MC could work here.
If you want to reduce the number of colours, you can get away with using your MC instead of CC1 and choosing just one rich/dark colour to act as CC2 and CC3, though that will of course give you less of a depth to the colourwork.