Christmas In July by Tanis Lavallee

Christmas In July

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
260 - 1700 yards (238 - 1554 m)
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Last July I became obsessed with knitting with every colour of the rainbow! I started with a simple striped cardigan for myself (which later became my Lifesavers Sweater pattern) but because I still hadn’t gotten the colour-bug out of my system I also cast on an unapologetically bright and cheerful stranded yoke pullover. The design process was thrilling, I just made it up as I went, adding in new colours however I pleased! The resulting sweater makes me smile every time I look at it.

The Christmas In July pullover pattern is sized from baby all the way through to adult for your never ending knitting pleasure! The gauge and the chart for the adult version have been tweaked from the child’s pattern, but the results are just as stunning. The colour possibilities are truly endless and I can’t wait to see what combinations you come up with for yours!

Yarn and yardages:
Kiddos: 0-6 mo. (6-12 mo., 1-2, 2-4) 4-6, 6-8, 8-10 years.
Finished Chest: 18¼ (19½, 21, 22¼) 24¾, 26¾, 29½

11 contrasting colours labeled 1-11 for your convenience and 260 (300, 330, 400) 475, 600, 725 yards of main colour.

The yardage required for the contrasting colours can vary wildly depending on the way you choose to lay them out, for the child sweater you’ll need as little as 7 yards of the less-used colours and as much as 45 yards of the more prominent colours. For the adult sweater you’ll need as little as 13 yards of the less-used colours and as much as 60 yards of the more prominent colours. More or less depending on your artistic choices.

Adult: 31 (33, 35, 37, 39) 41, 45, 49, 54, 57 circumference at chest.

12 contrasting colours labeled 1-12 for your convenience and 780 (850, 975, 1050, 1150) 1200, 1350, 1500, 1620, 1700 yards of main colour.

Gauge for baby sweater: 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using 3.25 mm needles.

Gauge for adult sweater: 24 sts and 32 rows in 4” in stockinette stitch using 3.75 mm needles.