Darkwater by Jennifer Steingass

Darkwater

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 1910 yards (1143 - 1747 m)
37.75 (40.75, 43, 46.25) (49.75, 53.75, 56.75)” / 94.5 (102, 107.5, 115.5) (124.5, 134.5, 142) cm
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Darkwater is inspired by mystery, moonlight, and reflections in water. The yarn I used for the sample, Eclipse by ontheround, reminds me of flowing water at dusk.

This easy sweater is knit top down, seamlessly and in the round starting at the neckline. The two-color colorwork chart is easy to follow and intuitive, even for the inexperienced colorworker.

While my sample hits at upper hip, you can easily add or subtract length if desired. Since this sweater is knit from the top down, just try on as you go and choose the length that looks best on you.

This design is suitable for various yarns. Choose yarn from your favorite hand dyer, a rustic woolly wool, gradients, or hold a strand of mohair with a light fingering yarn. At a gauge of 5.5 stitches to the inch, fingering or sport weight yarn will work equally well.

Sizes:
A (B, C, D) (E, F, G): 37.75 (40.75, 43, 46.25) (49.75, 53.75, 56.75)” / 94.5 (102, 107.5, 115.5) (124.5, 134.5,142) cm finished bust circumference.

Fit:
recommended ease: 3-6” / 7.5-15 cm positive ease. Shown with 3” / 7.5 cm ease. Choose a size that is 3-6” / 7.5-15 cm larger than your actual bust circumference.

Yarn:
Sample uses Ontheround Everyday Lite domestic wool 425 yds / 389 meters per 100g
MC: Eclipse, 3 (3, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5) skeins
CC: Undyed white, 1 skein for all sizes

Yardage:
MC: 1100 (1200, 1300, 1400)(1500, 1600, 1700) yds / 1006 (1098, 1189, 1281)(1372, 1463, 1555) m.
CC: 150 (160, 170, 180)(190, 200, 210) yds / 138 (147, 156, 165)(174,183, 192) m.

Suggested needle sizes:
A: US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or 16” (40 cm) circular (neckline), matching set DPNs (for cuff), and 24” (60 cm) or longer
circular for waistband.
B: US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs and 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for yoke, body and sleeves.
Or needle sizes necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions:
Two different stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

GAUGE
Body: 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st, in the round, on larger needles, after blocking.

Colorwork: 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st, in the round, on larger needles, after blocking.

Note: for best results, swatch before starting your project. Needle sizes are suggested.

Thanks so much to Rachel of ontheround for the beautiful handdyed yarn. Such a joy to knit with!


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