Gingerbread Sweater by Espace Tricot

Gingerbread Sweater

Knitting
November 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1818 - 3121 yards (1662 - 2854 m)
43 (46.75, 50.75, 53.75) (56, 59, 61.25, 64.25)”
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The GINGERBREAD SWEATER is a basic raglan pullover which is knit in the round from the top down and features twisted rib at the neck, cuffs, and hem. It has a boxy, ultra-cropped silhouette - a shape that is easy to wear over dresses and tunics or with high-waisted skirts and pants. Consider it the little sister to our Bright Side sweater – the Gingerbread Sweater uses different needle sizes, a gathered cuff, and a split hem to create relaxed feminine detailing.

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YARN
Knitting for Olive MERINO (100% Merino); 273 yds (250 m) / 50g
4 (4, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6, 7) balls
Shown in ‘Caramel’

Held with Camarose MIDNATSSOL (54% Alpaca, 36% Tencel, 10% Merino); 219 yds (200m) / 25g
4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7) balls
Shown in ‘ 9548 Kastaniebrun’

OR 889 (983, 999, 1196) (1248, 1344, 1427, 1526) m / 972 (1075, 1195, 1308) (1365, 1469, 1561, 1669) yds of fingering weight yarn and 800 (856, 951, 1041) (1086, 1169, 1242, 1328) m / 846 (936, 1040, 1138) (1188, 1278, 1358, 1452) yds of a stranding yarn.

TOOLS
For neck, cuff, and body ribbing: 16” circular needles: 3 mm (US 2.5) – or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle.
For body: 16”, 24”, and 32” circular needles: 4 mm (US 6) – or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers to indicate beginning of round and raglan increase points
Stitch holders or waste yarn to place sleeve stitches on hold
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

GAUGE
21 sts and 28 rnds = 10 cm / 4” after blocking with main gauge needles

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished circumference:
43 (46.75, 50.75, 53.75) (56, 59, 61.25, 64.25)”
110 (119, 129, 137) (143, 150, 156, 164) cm

Measurements above are given for the finished circumference measured at the end of the raglan increases (i.e., at underarms). This sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 10” / 25.5 cm of positive ease; however, this is just a guide.  Some people prefer a closer fit; do not be afraid to select an option that provides somewhat less than the suggested ease according to your own preferences.