Directions by Claudia Eisenkolb

Directions

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Textured Stripes Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
842 - 1285 yards (770 - 1175 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm/ 35½" (39¼", 43¼", 47¼", 51¼", 55")
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Directions is a sweater with textured stripes that beautifully blends from one color into the other. Stripes highlight the different directions. The sweater is seamlessly worked from the top down and all parts of the sweater are joined by picking up stitches from rows as you go.

This clever construction keeps you entertained throughout. Because the sleeves and the lower body are worked in the round, no seaming is required.

My sample is knitted using two colors of the same yarn and despite a DK weight, the blend of silk and linen is lovely to wear even on hot summer days.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm/ 35½“ (39¼”, 43¼“, 47¼”, 51¼“, 55”)
Intended to be worn with 7.5–17.5 cm/ 3–7” positive ease around the body.
Sample is shown in size L in colorways April Sky (MC) and Tangerine (CC) with 17.5 cm/7” positive ease on a 102 cm/ 40” bust.

YARDAGE
MC: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Luxx Yarns Cool Summer or approx. 580 (610, 700, 750, 830, 880) meters/ 640 (670, 770, 825, 915, 970) yards DK weight yarn to obtain given gauge.
CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins Luxx Yarns Cool Summer or approx. 190 (205, 235, 250, 280, 295) meters/ 210 (225, 260, 275, 310, 325) yards DK weight yarn to obtain given gauge.

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
22 sts x 32 rows per 10 cm/ 4” in Textured Stripes pattern with needle 3.50 mm/US4 before washing and blocking
20 sts x 28 rows per 10 cm/ 4” in Textured Stripes pattern with needle 3.50 mm/US4 after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLE
3.50 mm/ US4 circular needle
NOTIONS
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
Provisional CO with waste yarn, Backwards Loop CO;
knit and purl stitches;
decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp;
increases: M1L, M1Lp, M1R, M1Rp;
picking up sts from rows and around neck.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

Thanks to Karin for your trust and collaboration, my lovely test knitters and smilla-DA for proofreading.