Grate by Stephanie Lotven

Grate

Knitting
March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette & Colorwork Motif
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
890 - 2425 yards (814 - 2217 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
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Inspiration is absolutely EVERYWHERE! This pattern was inspired by the beautiful metal grates that are sprinkled all over Indiana University campus. For years, I have been leaning against lovely metalwork all over the university while I wait for my kiddos or husband and knit my knits. This sweater was designed to celebrate the everyday beauty that is quietly hiding in the corners of our lives.

This is a SEAMLESS pullover worked from the bottom up. This pattern begins with a bit of uncomplicated (and quick) stranded colorwork at the hem of the sweater. Then, the body is worked in stockinette the round. Next, the front and back yokes are knit flat (and identically). After a bit of shoulder shaping, the upper edge of the shoulder is joined with a 3-needle bind off. Finally, the sleeves are picked up and knit from the underarm to the wrist, where you will have just a touch more colorwork to wrap up a fun, fast, and GREAT, I mean, GRATE sweater.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
with 4-12 inches [10-30cm] of positive ease
#sizeinclusive

The sample is shown in a size 4 with 9.5” 24cm of positive ease at the bust.

YARN
WORSTED weight yarn
YOTH Yarns DAUGHTER (100% Domestic Rambouillet & Merino
wool blend, 330 yards / 5.3 oz 300 meters / 150 grams)
Shown in “Natural Oatmeal” (MC) & “Black Truffle” (CC)

Main Color: 650 (710, 780, 880, 950, 1025, 1175, 1300, 1425, 1550, 1675, 1800) yards [595 (650, 714, 804, 869, 938, 1075, 1183, 1303, 1417, 1532, 1646) m]
Constrasting Color: 180 (200, 220, 235, 255, 270, 290, 310, 325, 345, 360, 380) yards [165 (183, 201, 215, 233, 257, 265, 284, 297, 315, 329, 348)m]

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust: 35 (38.5, 42, 45.5, 49, 52.5, 56, 59.5, 63, 66.5, 70, 73.5) inches [87.5 (96.5, 105, 114, 122.5, 131.5, 140, 149, 157.5, 166.5, 175, 184)cm]
Hem to Underarm: 15 inches [37.5cm]
Long Sleeve Length: 17 inches [43cm]

NEEDLES
US 8 (5mm) & US 7 (4.5mm) 32” (80cm) circular (length as appropriate for your size) or as required to meet gauge and DPNs or needles for small circumference in the LARGER size

GAUGE
16 stitches & 22 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in stockinette stitch & color work motif on LARGER NEEDLES after blocking

TOOLS
1 stitch marker, scrap yarn, & tapestry needle

SKILLS
stranded colorwork, short rows, knitting in the round