Fletching by Jessica McDonald

Fletching

Knitting
November 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
225 - 952 yards (206 - 871 m)
(3 mos., 6 mos., 12 mos., 18 mos., 2 yr.) (4 yr., 6 yr., 8 yr., 10 yr., 12 yr.)
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Bands of archery-inspired colorwork wrap around the yoke of Fletching. The simplicity of the colorwork makes Fletching an excellent choice for a first colorwork sweater. The number of bands of the colorwork that are worked depends on the size. It ranges from one band in the 3 month size to three bands in the 12 year size. The sample is knit in size 18 months. Fletching is knit seamlessly top-down in the round.

SIZES
(3 mos., 6 mos., 12 mos., 18 mos., 2 yr.) (4 yr., 6 yr., 8 yr., 10 yr., 12 yr.)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: (17.5, 18.25, 19, 20.5, 21.75) (22.5, 24.75, 27, 29, 30.5) inches / (44, 45.5, 47.5, 51.5, 54.5) (56.5, 62, 67.5, 72.5, 76.5) cm

Choose the size nearest the recipient’s size in ready-to-wear clothing or go up a size for more wear.

YARN
(2, 2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins Woolens by Barrett Wool Co color Putty (main color) and (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins Woolens by Barrett Wool Co color Garland (contrast color).

Or (225, 265, 302, 352, 400) (469, 549, 667, 803, 952) yards / (206, 242, 276, 322, 366) (429, 502, 610, 734, 870) meters sport weight yarn in main color, (11, 25, 26, 28, 30) (31, 33, 56, 61, 66) yards / (10, 23, 24, 26, 27) (28, 30, 51, 56, 60) meters sport weight yarn in contrast color.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 3 (3.25 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

NOTIONS
One stitch marker, waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
22 stitches and 37 RNDs = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILL REQ’D
Easy

Work stranded colorwork, knit in the round, increase (m1L), decrease (ssk & k2tog).