Glimmer Crop by Margaret Stauffacher

Glimmer Crop

Knitting
May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
589 - 1242 yards (539 - 1136 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [7, 8, 9]
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The Glimmer Crop was inspired by my Glimmer Hat pattern. It features stranded colorwork and a modern crop fit with relaxed ease.

DETAILS
This sweater is knit from the top down beginning with the collar. Short rows are added to the back for a better fit then it’s onto the colorwork chart. The circular yoke features stranded colorwork and shaping increases. Then the sleeves are put on hold and the body is knit to your preferred length. Instructions for a crop or longer version are included. The sleeves are then returned to the needle and quickly knit for a short sleeve versatile sweater.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCCE
32 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5) 56, 60, 64 inches
81 (93, 101.5, 113, 122, 133) 142, 152, 162.5
This sweater is designed to fit with 1-6” 2.5-15 cm of positive ease at the bust. Sample pictured is a size 3 on a model with a 34” bust 86cm worn with 6” 15cm of positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
DK weight
C1: 208 (231, 254, 279, 306, 338) 372, 409, 419 yards
190, (211, 232, 255, 280, 309) 340, 374, 383 m
C2: 84 (93, 102, 113, 124, 136) 150, 165, 182 yards
77 (85, 93, 103, 113, 124) 137, 151, 167 m
C3: 184 (205, 225, 248, 272, 300) 330, 362, 398 yards
168 (187, 206, 227, 249, 274) 302, 331, 364 m
C4: 113 (125, 138, 151, 166) 183, 201, 221, 243 yards
103 (114, 126, 138, 152, 167) 184, 202, 222 m

NOTE: Yardage is an estimate and may change based on your yarn selected personal gauge, or any modifications you make. To add length to the body you will need additional yardage of C1.

SUGGESTED YARN
Spun Right Round Tweed DK (231 yd/100g)
C1: Dusty Roses
C2: Hoof It
C3: Jet
C4: Bone

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main: US 5/3.75 mm - 24”/60cm to 40”/100cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for sleeves (Magic Loop or DPNs).
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32”/80 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The ribbing needle should be 2 US sizes smaller than the main needle.)

NOTIONS:
Tapestry needle, scissors, scrap yarn, stitch markers

GAUGE:
22 sts & 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm
Measured after blocking over stockinette stitch using main needle.

TECHNIQUES:
Stranded Colorwork
Chart Reading
Short Rows
Increasing within a chart
Picking up Stitches
Decreasing
Knitting
Purling
Binding Off