City Star by Robyn Berkel

City Star

Knitting
March 2018
Light Fingering ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1160 - 2175 yards (1061 - 1989 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This is a fairly simple pattern, knit in two gauges. It has a very loose, flowy fit in the chest and body with fitted sleeve cuffs and waistband. A long yoke gives the sweater “batwing” like sleeves that give the overall look a very casual, pullover vibe.

This is a pattern for anyone, including beginner knitters! There are very few skills you need for this sweater, so as long as you can keep a fairly even gauge, this will be a relaxing project. The majority of the sweater is knit in the round to create a stockinette stitch, and the edges will be embellished with some ribbing (knit 1, purl 1). The trickiest part of this sweater is the ribbed sleeve cuffs and waistband where you will be knitting in a very small gauge with a size 0 needle. If you are not already comfortable knitting with small needles, be sure to make a larger swatch for more practice!

There is also a lot of room for customization. If you follow the pattern precisely, you will get a pullover sweater that is slightly shorter than average, pairing nicely with high waisted jeans. If that’s not your style, you can knit it to any length.

Finished Measurements

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Sleeve Length : 26” (27”, 28”, 29”, 30”)
Waist Circumference : 24” (28”, 32”, 34”, 38”)
Intended negative ease
Chest Circumference : 36” (42”, 48”, 54”, 60”)
Intended positive ease
Body Length : 19” (20”, 22”, 24”, 26”)
Knitting Guage

Using 3.75mm needle:
12 stitches and 15 rows in a 2” swatch after blocking

Using 2.00mm needle:
18 stitches in a 2” swatch after blocking

Materials

⁃	8 (8, 10, 12, 15) balls of GGH Suri Alpaka
⁃	2mm circular needle at least 16” long
⁃	3mm circular needle at least 16” long
⁃	3.75mm circular needle at least 24” long
⁃	yarn needle for sewing
⁃	(optional) 4 3.75mm dpns for sleeves
⁃	(optional) 4 2mm dpns for sleeves
⁃	(optional) safety pins for holding stitches