Fay Sweater by September Knits

Fay Sweater

Knitting
January 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Fay stitch pattern with both dk & mohair lace worked in the round using body needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
489 - 1321 yards (447 - 1208 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Fay is a cropped sweater that is light and intended for layering. It has short sleeves and plays with different yarn weights to give interest visually and while knitting it up.
I have knit several yoke sweaters and have always struggled with the fit of them; either the neck was too high, armpit depth too low, or shoulders were too tight. I set out to make a yoke sweater that gave me the drape and fit that felt good to wear. I wanted the fit to be effortless; like I didn’t even feel it on-it was just a part of me. I wanted a yoke sweater that was ‘light’ in weight and looks. I was able to create this ‘lightness’ in weight and feel by switching back and forth between dk and lace yarn. Fay’s cropped and loose fit allows it to be perfect for layering. I am happy with how this design turned out and I hope you will be, too!

Pattern Description:
Fay is worked from the top down with basic yoke construction. First, you cast on for the neck. After collar ribbing, you begin short rows to shape the back of the neck. The yoke is created with standard increases. To add interest, I have switched between dk and lace weight yarn. This creates a striping effect and fun texture difference in the sweater. Fay is also worked in an all-over garter in the round pattern. Once yoke depth and width are created you will split for the sleeves and continue to work in the round for the body. The sleeves are short in length and worked after the body is completed. This design was created with a cropped fit for easy layering, but can easily be adjusted to longer lengths. The underarm gap is sewn together at the end.

Difficulty Level: Adventurous Beginner

Skills Needed: Knowledge of top-down sweater construction, short rows, basic increases, and decreases.

Materials:
Total approx. yarn used for finished sweater, swatch not included in yardage:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
489 (620, 633, 756, 865, 1010, 1098, 1210, 1321) yards
448 (567, 579, 692, 791, 924, 1005, 1107, 1208) meters

Samples shown in Sugarplum Circus Merino dk: 100% Superwash Merino // 231 yards per 100g skein, color way- Forbidden Forest (green) & Moon (gray). 3 (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6) skeins
&
Sugarplum Circus mohair lace: 72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk // 459 yards per 50g skein, color way- Forbidden Forest (green) & Moon (gray). 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins

NOTE: Yardage/Meterage used is dependent on matching your gauge to the pattern. If you would like to alter this pattern in any way; longer body and/or sleeves, you will want to purchase more yarn to ensure you have enough yardage/meterage.

Needles:
For body worked in the round 4.5mm/US #7 16-40 in/40-100 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
For bottom hem and collar ribbing worked in the round 4.0mm/US #6 16-40 in/40-100 cm circular
For sleeves worked in the round with small cir¬cumference 4.5 mm/US #7 dpn’s or 40 in/100 cm circular for magic loop method
For sleeve cuff ribbing worked in the round with small cir¬cumference 4.0mm/US #6 dpn’s or 40 in/100 cm circular for magic loop method

Notions:
Stitch marker to denote the beginning of round
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Yarn needle for seaming the underarms

Gauge:
19 sts/35 rounds= 4 in/10 cm square in Fay stitch pattern with both dk & mohair lace worked in the round using body needles.

Size Information:
#sizeinclusive
Fay Sweater is intended to have 4-7 in/10-18 cm of positive ease in the bust circumference for a loose, easy to wear fit. The upper arm circumference has positive ease of 1.5-2.75 in/4-7 cm across all sizes. Choose a size accordingly to ensure intended positive ease. Sweater sample shown in size M. Model has 38 in/96.5 cm bust circumference and is 5 ft. 3 in/160 cm tall. This gives the sweater 4 in/10 cm of positive ease in the bust making finished circumference 42 in/106.5 cm

Finished Measurements:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
A. Bust Circumference:
34 (39.5, 42, 48.25, 51, 56, 58.75, 64.75, 67.75) in
86 (100.5, 107, 122.5, 129.5, 142, 149, 164.5, 172) cm

B. Upper Arm Circumference:
11.25 (13, 13, 14.25, 15.5, 17.75, 19, 20.75, 20.75) in
29 (33, 33, 36.5, 39.5, 45, 48, 52.5, 52.5) cm

C. Armhole Depth:
8 (9, 9, 9.75, 10.75, 11.75, 11.75, 12.5, 12.5) in
20.5 (22.5, 22.5, 25, 27.5, 29.5, 29.5, 32, 32) cm

D. Length From Underarm to Sleeve Cuff End:
2.5 (2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5) in
6.5 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm or desired length

E. Length From Underarm to Hem:
7 (8, 8, 8, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75) in
17.5 (20, 20, 20, 22.5, 22.5, 22.5, 22.5, 22.5) cm or desired length.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
Tech Editing: Kristina McGrath // Photography: Amy Selleck