Chroma by Jacqueline Cieslak

Chroma

Knitting
August 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 1775 yards (869 - 1623 m)
9 sizes by finished full bust/chest circumference of 44-76"/110-190cm
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DESCRIPTION

Chroma is a cozy color-blocked pullover with a relaxed fit, a statement piece equally suited for a day of TV on the couch or a picnic on a crisp autumn afternoon. Worked mostly in stockinette, this simple design with clean lines is the perfect blank canvas for playing with color. The pattern features bottom-up drop shoulder construction, a dip high-low hem, increases along the body for a subtle bell shape, a folded hem mock neck, 1 or 2 optional patch pockets, instructions and yarn requirements for 2-4 different colors, and 9 sizes.

SIZING

All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive to fit up to at least a 60”/150cm full bust circumference.

FINISHED BUST/CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE:
In inches: (44, 48, 52) [56, 60, 64] {68, 72, 76}
In centimeters: (110, 120, 130) [140, 150, 160] {170, 180, 190}

To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and choose a size that fits with 10-16”/25-40cm of positive ease at the bust/chest. To see how the pattern fits across the size range, check out the test knitting round-up here.

In the photos, Ambika is wearing a size 2 (48”/120cm) with 12”/30cm of positive ease at the bust and 2”/5cm at the bicep, and Jacqui is wearing is size 7 (68”/170cm) with 14”/35cm of positive ease at the bust and 3”/7.5 at the bicep.
 
 
GAUGE, NEEDLES, NOTIONS

Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking

Recommended needles:

  • Main needles: US 6 (4.0mm) 40”/100cm circular
  • Smaller needles for ribbing: US 4 (3.5 mm) 40”/100cm circular

Notions: stitch markers, locking stitch marker, pins, darning needle
 
 
YARN

This sweater was designed in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (140 yards/128 meters/50g), a worsted weight 100% nonsuperwash Targhee-Columbia wool with a 2-ply woolen-spun construction. This yarn has a soft and squishy but slightly rustic hand, and knits up into incredibly light garments with beautiful structure, stitch definition, and minimal drape.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:
 
2-color version:
YARN A: (595, 615, 630) [660, 680, 700] {725, 740, 755} yards / (545, 563, 577) [604, 622, 641] {663, 677, 691} meters
YARN B: (355, 410, 470) [540, 620, 700] {800, 910, 1020} yards / (325, 375, 439) [494, 567, 641] {732, 833, 933} meters
 
4-color version:
YARN A: (375, 385, 400) [420, 430, 440] {455, 470, 475} yards / (343, 353, 366) [385, 394, 403] {417, 430, 435} meters
YARN B: (355, 410, 470) [540, 620, 700] {800, 910, 1020} yards / (325, 375, 439) [494, 567, 641] {732, 833, 933} meters
YARN C: (110, 115, 115) [120, 125, 130] {135, 135, 140} yards / (101, 106, 106) [110, 115, 119] {124, 124, 129} meters
YARN D: (110, 115, 115) [120, 125, 130] {135, 135, 140} yards / (101, 106, 106) [110, 115, 119] {124, 124, 129} meters
 
To work a 3-color version, combine the yardage requirements for YARN C and YARN D for your third yarn.
 
Other suitable yarns:

$
Peace Fleece Worsted
Briggs & Little Regal
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner

$$
Custom Woolen Mills Field & Forage
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Brooklyn Tweed Tones

$$$
Little Skein in the Big Wool Targhee Sweater
Stone Wool Cormo
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham

 
SHARING

See pictures of other Chroma pullovers and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #ChromaPullover. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too!