Color Story by Tif Neilan

Color Story

Knitting
May 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with main needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
566 - 1406 yards (518 - 1286 m)
(10 Sizes) Finished Bust: 32.25 (35.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.25) (50.5, 54.25, 58.25, 62.25, 66.25)” / 80.5 (89, 96, 106, 115.5) (126, 135.5, 145.5, 155.5, 165.5) cm
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Inspired by a watercolor painting-palette…
My immediate reaction, while viewing the palette for Imbue, was that the colors looked like splashes of watercolor paint on a textural handmade paper. I knew immediately that I wanted this design to feel like a painting on a canvas and as I was playing around with a variety of color combinations, and relating to the differing emotions tied to each one, the name “Color Story” felt like the perfect fit. A color story is a palette of colors grouped together to make a statement. We develop color stories all the time in - fashion… home decor… art… It’s a natural way that we express ourselves - letting color tell a story about how we feel / what we like… I really loved the idea of this design tapping into that emotion. I think the story I’ve decided to tell with the palette for my sample is that Spring is here and I am thrilled to embrace it!

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Color Story features a beginner friendly two-color stranded colorwork yoke, incorporating five total colors to create your (color) story. Worked seamlessly top-down in the round from the Collar to Hem, Color Story is a worsted weight sweater tee adorned with a stranded colorwork motif throughout the yoke and just above the contrast hem. This pattern is written for two body length options, Cropped or Standard and is finished with a short sleeve – perfect for layering. Because Color Story is worked from the top down, you can try it on as you go and easily adjust the finished length to your preference.

Color Story is knit mainly in the round, except for German short rows incorporated below the collar, to raise the back of the neck slightly, for a comfortable fit.

This is an Intermediate level pattern. The colorwork is charted only.

Suggested Needles & Notions
Needle sizes listed are suggestions. Use sizes needed to obtain gauge.
• Needle A - US 5 / 3.75 mm or three sizes smaller than main needle, 16” / 41 cm circulars (collar)
• Needle B - US 8 / 5 mm, 16” & 32” / 41 & 81 cm (or longer) circulars or size needed for Stockinette Stitch gauge (main SS needles)
• Needle C - US 10 / 6 mm, 24” & 32” / 60 & 81 cm (or longer) circulars or size needed for Stranded Colorwork gauge (main colorwork needles)
• Needle D - US 6 / 4 mm or two sizes smaller than main needle, 32” / 81 cm (or longer) circulars (body hem and sleeve cuffs)
• DPNs or circulars in sizes B and D for working small circumferences (sleeves)

• Distinct BOR marker + 4 additional markers
• Waste yarn or stitch holders to hold sleeve sts
• Darning needle
• Scissors
• Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information (post-blocking)
• 1x1 Twisted Rib at Collar
19 sts per 4”/ 10 cm worked on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in the rnd

• Stockinette Stitch
18 sts / 26 rnds per 4” / 10 cm worked on US 8 / 5 mm needles in the rnd

• Stranded Colorwork
18.5 sts / 23 rnds per 4” / 10 cm worked on US 10 / 6 mm needles in the rnd

• 1x1 Twisted Rib at Hem and Cuffs 18 sts per 4”/ 10 cm worked on US 6 / 4 mm needles in the rnd

Sizing
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Designed to fit with 1 – 4” / 2.5 – 10 cm positive ease. Select a size 1 – 4” / 2.5 – 10 cm larger than your actual bust measurement.
Sample reflects size 3 on a 36” bust with 2.5” / 6 cm positive ease.

Finished Bust Circumference
32.25 (35.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.25) (50.5, 54.25, 58.25, 62.25, 66.25)” / 80.5 (89, 96, 106, 115.5) (126, 135.5, 145.5, 155.5, 165.5) cm

Additional sizing info & schematic included in the pattern PDF.

Suggested Yarn & Requirements
Brooklyn Tweed Imbue (worsted)
Worsted spun, 5-ply Merino
104 yards / 95 meters per 50-gram skein

• Main Color
Cropped: 436 (480, 520, 575, 625) (682, 734, 788, 840, 896) yards / 399 (439, 475, 526, 571) (623, 671, 720, 768, 819) meters

Standard: 545 (600, 650, 719, 781) (853, 918, 985, 1050, 1120) yards / 498 (548, 594, 657, 714) (779, 839, 900, 960, 1024) meters

• Contrast Color 1: 32 (35, 38, 42, 45) (50, 53, 57, 61, 65) yards / 29 (32, 35, 38, 41) (46, 49, 52, 56, 60) meters

• Contrast Color 2: 28 (31, 34, 38, 41) (45, 48, 51, 55, 58) yards / 26 (29, 31, 34, 37) (41, 44, 47, 50, 53) meters

• Contrast Color 3
Cropped: 48 (53, 57, 63, 68) (75, 80, 86, 92, 98) yards / 44 (48, 52, 58, 62) (68, 73, 78, 84, 89) meters

Standard: 57 (63, 68, 76, 82) (90, 96, 103, 111, 118) yards / 52 (58, 63, 69, 75) (82, 88, 95, 101, 108) meters

• Contrast Color 4: 13 (14, 15, 17, 18) (20, 21, 23, 24, 26) yards / 11 (13, 14, 15, 16) (18, 19, 21, 22, 24) meters