Hey Now Sweater by Lily Kate France

Hey Now Sweater

by Lily Kate France
Knitting
February 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1098 - 1937 yards (1004 - 1771 m)
to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) [48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62] inches
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Because nothing says ‘Heyyyy Now’ like a fun bright sweater :)

NOTES
This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. It begins with a simple ribbed roll neck, followed by a stranded colourwork yoke in between raglan shaping. After dividing for the body and sleeves, the remainder of the body is worked without shaping until the sides split for the hem. Finally, the sleeves are worked in the round from the armholes down, ending with a colourwork cuff which gathers into ribbing.

It is important to consider colour dominance with stranded knitting. For this pattern, the float of the contrast colour should always go under the main colour to ensure it is dominant over the background.
This pattern uses charts for the colourwork sections.

A photo tutorial for the split hem section is provided at the end of the pattern.

The turtleneck could easily be made into a crew neck by working a shorter length of ribbing, which would mean your sweater requires 1 fewer skein of the main colour.

Yarn: Aran weight yarn in 5 shades. Shown here in Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m per 50g skein). Sample shown in shades:
Main colour / MC: ‘Mist’ 13 (14: 15: 16: 17) 19: 20: 21: 22 skeins. 1012 (1100: 1207: 1269: 1368) 1483: 1580: 1690: 1785 metres / 1098 (1194: 1310: 1377: 1484) 1610: 1715: 1834: 1937 yards.
Contrast colour 1 / CC1: ‘Cornflower’ 1 skein in all sizes
Contrast colour 2 / CC2: ‘Sky’ 1 skein in all sizes
Contrast colour 3 / CC3: ‘Strawberry’ 1 skein in all sizes
Contrast colour 4 / CC4: ‘Pool’ 1 skein in all sizes

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Needles and notions: 5mm needles (ideally a 40cm or 60cm circumference for working the collar and upper yoke, and an 80cm circumference for working the lower yoke). 5mm DPNs or a 100cm circular needle (for magic loop) for the sleeves. You will also need 4 stitch markers, with one marker different to the others to denote the beginning of round, plus two cable needles for holding stitches whilst working the split hem.

Gauge: 18 sts and 23 rounds per 4” / 10cm in plain stocking stitch and stranded colourwork on 5mm needle, blocked. 20 sts and 26 rounds per 4” / 10cm in 3x3 rib on 5mm needle, blocked. It is vital to match the blocked tension if you want your sweater to fit correctly. Many yarns can grow in length on blocking so it is recommended that you add some pegs to the bottom of your swatch and hang it to dry.

Sizing: 1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9).
To fit bust measurement: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62 inches / 71-76 (81-86: 91-97: 102-107: 112-117) (122-127: 132-137: 142-147: 152-1570 cm.

Finished bust measurement: 42¼ (45¾: 49¾: 53¼: 57¾) (61¾: 65¼: 69¼: 73¾) inches / 107 (116½: 126½: 135½: 147) (157: 166: 176: 187½) cm

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The Hey Now Sweater is #sizeinclusive to a bust of 62”(plus the intended positive ease).