City Limits by Tanis Lavallee

City Limits

by Tanis Lavallee
Knitting
March 2020
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 1550 yards (183 - 1417 m)
18.25 (20, 22.75, 24, 26.25, 28, 29.75) (33, 37.25, 40, 43.5, 48) [52.5, 56, 60.5, 64, 68.5)”
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City Limits is my perfect sweatshirt style pullover. Written for a versatile worsted weight gauge, what I love about this pattern is that you can really make it your own. My sample was knit holding two strands of fingering weight throughout in 5 different colours to create a marled fade - Rowan’s sample features a single show stopping speckled colourway of worsted weight yarn. My sample is shown with the purl side side out while Rowan is sporting his with the stockinette side out. I finished all of Rowan’s hems with ribbing while mine received an icord treatment. So much room to customize! My sample features about 5” of positive ease with no waist shaping but instructions for optional waist shaping are provided. A versatile blank canvas sweater pattern - my very favourite kind!

Sizes:
Child: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)
Chest circumference: 18.25 (20, 22.75, 24, 26.25, 28, 29.75)”
Adult: (33, 37.25, 40, 43.5, 48) 52.5, 56, 60.5, 64, 68.5)” at bust.

Adult sample is shown with 5” of positive ease.

Gauge
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch on larger needle, knit in the round, measured after blocking.

Recommended Needles
US #6 / 4mm and US #8 / 5mm
for sizes 0-6 mo-4 yrs: 16” circulars and DPNs in each size.
for sizes 4-10 years: 16” circulars, 24” circulars, and DPNs in each size.
for sizes 33-68.5“: 16” circulars, 32” circulars, and DPNs in each size.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn
Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash Worsted Weight yarn (113 g = 205 yds).
Approximately 200 (250, 320, 375, 450, 550, 650) (800, 900, 975, 1050, 1150) 1250, 1325, 1350, 1450, 1550
Or 2 strands of TFA PureWash Fingering (113 g = 450 yds) held together. If using fingering you will need double the yardage. For my sample I held 2 strands of fingering with 1 strand of mohair throughout and though I love that mohair halo it isn’t necessary to obtain gauge. Totally optional!

My sample features one of our 5 Skein Fade Sets in Lyra, Pegasus, Leo, Gemini and Orion with Metropolis Mohair.

My son’s sample is knit in the Leo colourway in our PureWash Worsted Weight yarn.

Additional Tools and Materials
4 stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle.