Denes Sweater by Jess Schreibstein

Denes Sweater

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL)
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In 1982, Agnes Denes planted a two-acre wheat field on a landfill in Manhattan, just one block from Wall Street. “Wheatfield – A Confrontation” was a watershed moment in public art – a meditation on the tension between the manmade and the natural, and an experiment in urban farming that was 30 years ahead of its time. Our Denes sweater, worked in an undyed American Romney and Merino blend from Stone Wool, pays tribute to the rows of golden wheat Denes and her volunteers planted and harvested.


Materials

  • Approximately 1000 (1100, 1250, 1400, 1600, 1800) yards (915 (1000, 1150, 1280, 1460, 1650 meters)) of DK-weight yarn
  • Stone Wool Romney + Merino (60% Merino from the American West; 40% Romney from New York’s Hudson Valley; 250 yards (229 meters) per 100g)
  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, shown in Quartz 02

Needles

  • One 16” (40 cm) circular needle in US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 24” (60 cm) circular needle in US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 32” (80 cm) circular needle in US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 16” (40 cm) circular needle in US 3 (3.25 mm), or two sizes smaller than gauge needle, for long-tail tubular cast-on
  • One 16” (40 cm) circular needle in US 4 (3.5 mm), or one size smaller than gauge needle
  • Five double-pointed needles in US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 stitches and 28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in 1x1 rib on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, after blocking

Finished Measurements

  • Bust circumference: 35 (38.5, 42.25, 45.75, 50.25, 53.75)” (88.75 (98, 107.25, 116.25, 127.5, 136.75) cm)
  • Length from back hem to top of shoulder: 31 (33.25, 36, 38.25, 41, 42.75)” (78.75 (84.5, 91.5, 97.25, 104.5, 108.75) cm)