Faking It

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Modified False Flame Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
900 - 2200 yards (823 - 2012 m)
XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X)
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Feel like faking some stranded colourwork? The false flame stitch pattern used in this top down pullover is created through slip stitches, and only requires working with one colour at a time. You get the appearance of stranded colourwork without carrying two strands. Win win!

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The yarn colour in this stitch pattern is changed every 4 rows. The number of colours is totally up to you. This can serve as a stash-buster project with many colours, or feature a more subdued palette of a few. The yardage for the edgings is given separately than the yardage for the rest of the pullover so that it can be calculated for any number of colours.

The pullover is worked from the top down with raglan seams. It is worked flat until the V Neck is joined, then is worked in the round downward. The pattern includes the option of short or long sleeves.

Sizing
XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust of 29 (33, 37, 41) (45, 49, 53) inches OR
74 (84, 94, 104) (114, 124, 135) cm

Gauge
24 stitches/ 40 rows in 4” (10cm) in Modified False Flame Stitch on US Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed, fingering weight, 70% wool 30% mohair, 109 yards (100 m) per 25g ball, OR

Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light, fingering weight, 80% superwash merino wool, 20% kid mohair, 420 yards (384 m) per 114 g hank.

The KDD & Co. Milarrochy Tweed sample is knit in 11 colours, and the Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light sample is knit in 4 colours.

Yardage
Short Sleeve pullover
Edgings (MC):
153 (167,181, 199) (213, 231, 249) yards, OR
140 (153, 166, 182) (195, 211, 227) meters.
Body and Sleeves (MC and all CC’s):
744 (863, 1010, 1156) (1316, 1414, 1601) yards, OR
680 (789, 924, 1057) (1203, 1293, 1464) meters.

Long Sleeve pullover
Edgings (MC):
136 (150, 164, 178) (189, 192, 218) yards, OR
124 (138, 150, 163) (173, 176, 199) meters.
Body and Sleeves (MC and all CC’s):
958 (1105, 1279, 1455) (1636, 1760, 1989) yards, OR
876 (1010, 1170, 1330) (1496, 1609, 1819) meters.

Techniques Used
Long Tail Cast on
Slipped Stitches
Working in the Round
Working two rows below the active row