March 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Colorwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1170 - 2315 yards (1070 - 2117 m)
34.75, 37.25, 42, 46.75, 50.5, 54, 58.75, 62.5 inches / 88.5, 94.5, 106.5, 119, 128, 137, 149.5, 158.5 cm
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Frequencies shift and move across the energy spectrum, sent out through the sunny morning in undulating waves of beautiful energy. Peaks like mountains and valleys run along a base signal, mirroring the amplitude and softness of spoken word. On another channel, blips and dashes dance a harmonious and speedy staccato of secret code as they burst forth from the speaker. And then, “CQ, CQ, calling CQ…” a call for connection. Historically, CQ was an open invitation over the HAM radio airwaves to speak with someone, anyone who was listening. A call for one to reach across differences and meet, in community, over the airwaves.

Slip stitch segments mimic amplitude on an airwave, while the dots and dashes represent the morse code my father used to send out when he was a HAM radio operator. This sweater is designed in his honor, and it is a call for connection, communtiy, a CQ, while we are in the midst of isolation in this pandemic.

34.75, 37.25, 42, 46.75, 50.5, 54, 58.75, 62.5 inches / 88.5, 94.5, 106.5, 119, 128, 137, 149.5, 158.5 cm Corresponds to size A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
Intended to be worn with 2-6” / 5-15 cm positive ease. Grey version shows Size 37.25” / 94.5 cm modeled with 6” / 15 cm positive ease. #sizeinclusive

1170, 1285, 1435, 1585, 1770, 1925, 2120, 2315 yards TOTAL. All yardages listed are for longer-sleeved option.

Sweater is worked from the top down seamlessly in the round. Sleeve sts are placed on hold and then rejoined and knit.

Blue version uses Magpie Solstice in Siren’s Song as MC, Nest Fiber Club in Deep Breath 2 ply handspun as CC1, Magpie Solstice in Tenderdness as CC2,Knerdstring worsted in Misty Mountain Hop as CC3, and Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Snowbound as CC4.

Pink version uses Julie Asselin’s Melange No 1 in The D’Apres Midi as MC, Goosey Fibers Hefty in Sirius as CC1, Goosey Fibers Hefty in My Magic Power as CC2, Goosey Fibers Hefty in Faint Glimmers of Civilization as CC3, and Portfiber Falkland in CC4.

Charts are fully accurate.
Master Chart written is missing:
Rounds 10-12: K to end CC1
Rnd 13: sl1 cc1, k1 mc* to end