Classic Colorblock by Jennifer L Parroccini

Classic Colorblock

Knitting
October 2022
La Bien Aimee x Mondim
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette knit flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1260 - 3300 yards (1152 - 3018 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12)
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Classic, but fresh - and with options to make it your own - the Classic Colorblock is a mid-autumn sweater ideal for layering. It features a clean all-over lace pattern on the body, crisp stockinette sleeves, and deep twisted rib trim.

Cropped, wear this pullover with high-waisted jeans, layered over a cami, or over a linen dress. With the slim sleeves, this garment can be worn under jackets, and is ready made to style with knit shawlettes and scarves. A true knitter’s sweater!

CONSTRUCTION

Classic Colorblock is worked flat in pieces and seamed using set-in sleeve construction. Stitches are picked up and worked for the collar. The garment has very gentle A-line shaping.

PATTERN OPTIONS

Two Lengths
Classic Colorblock comes in two lengths - View A is cropped, View B is 6 inches longer than View A.

Two Sleeves
Bicep circumference varies widely from person to person. The Full Fit Sleeve is approximately 2.25 inches / 6 cm wider around than the Trim Fit Sleeve.

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12)

Finished bust circumference: 33 (36.25, 39.25, 45.5, 48.75) (51.75, 55, 61.25) (64.25, 67.5, 73.75, 76.75) inches / 82.5 (90.5, 98.5, 114, 121.5) (129.5, 137.5, 153) (161, 168.5, 184.5, 192) cm

Bicep, Trim: 11.75 (12.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5) (16.75, 18.25, 19.75) (21.5, 22, 23.25, 24.25) inches / 29 (31.5, 33.5, 36, 38.5) (42, 45.5, 49) (53.5, 55, 58, 60.5) cm

Bicep, Full: 14 (14.75, 15.75, 16.5, 17.5) (19, 20.25, 21.75) (23.75, 24.25, 25.25, 26.25) inches / 35 (37, 39.5, 41.5, 44) (47.5, 51, 54.5) (59.5, 60.5, 63, 65.5 cm

YOUR BEST FIT

Choose the size closest to your actual upper chest measurement: 28 (32.75, 36, 39.25, 42.5) (45.75, 49, 52.25) (55.5, 58.75, 62, 65.25) inches / 70 (81.5, 89.5, 98, 106) (114, 122, 130.5) (138.5, 146.5, 154.5, 163) cm

Upper chest is measured above the full bust, at an angle close to diagonal beneath the underarms, and straight across the back.

Classic Colorblock is designed to fit with approximately 4.5 inches / 12 cm of positive ease at the fullest part of your bust.

This pullover is designed for bodies with breasts, and the front of the garment is - (-, -, -, -) (3.25, 3.25, 3.25) (3.25, 6.25, 6.25, 6.25) inches / - (-, -, -, -) (8, 8, 8) (8, 15.5, 15.5, 15.5) than the back.

YARN

La Bien Aimée x Mondim
100% Portuguese wool, non-superwash; 421 yds (385 m) per 100 g skein. This is a crisp, bouncy 3-ply fingering weight yarn with fantastic stitch definition.

Shown in Hegelia (MC) and Amege (CC)

Yardage depends on whether you knit the optional bust shaping.

For the cropped version with no bust shaping, you will need the following:

Main Color (cropped version): 985 (1075, 1135, 1240, 1325) (1410, 1500, 1600) (1690, 1760, 1870, 1940) yds / 900 (985, 1040, 1135, 1210) (1290, 1370, 1465) (1545, 1610, 1710, 1775) m
Main Color (full-length version): 1250 (1360, 1440, 1590, 1700) (1805, 1920, 2065) (2175, 2275, 2430, 2520) yds / 1145 (1245, 1315, 1455, 1555) (1650, 1755, 1890) (1990, 2080, 2220, 2305) m
Contrasting Color (both versions): 275 (295, 315, 350, 375) (395, 415, 450) (470, 490, 525, 550) yds / 250 (270, 290, 320, 345) (360, 380, 410) (430, 450, 480, 505)

For complete yardage, download the schematic on the pattern page.

GAUGE

23 sts and 36 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles and main color

NEEDLES

All garment sizes use both needle sizes:
Size A: US size 5 / 3.75 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge, for working the body - straight or circular suitable. You may need different needle sizes for the stockinette and the Lace Patt.
Size B: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or two US sizes smaller than size A, for working the trim. Circular needles needed for the collar, straight or circular suitable for the hems and cuffs.

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

TECHNIQUES

  • Working directional shaping
  • Working a sloped bind-off (optional)
  • Seaming
  • Working German Short Rows (used in optional bust-shaping)
  • Knitting Lace
  • Knitting in the round

CREDITS

Technical Editor: Heather Storta
Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC
For tester credits, photos and reviews, visit the pattern page

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