Hikeover by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Hikeover

Knitting
March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
763 - 1526 yards (698 - 1395 m)
Adult sizes XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL) Bust circumference: 30¾ (35½, 40, 44½)(49¼, 53¾, 58¼, 62¾) in / 78 (90, 101.5, 113)(125, 136.5, 148, 159.5) cm Shown in size S with 2 in / 5 cm of ease.
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Hikeover was designed for a trek I took between two glaciers in southern Iceland. I wanted a warm and very lightweight pullover that could be compacted down in my backpack and serve as a pillow if needed. Knitting Léttlopi at a fairly loose gauge gave me the fabric that I wanted, the loft and fuzz of the Icelandic wool filling in the spaces in the stitches. I wanted a simple stranded yoke, which would be beautiful in almost any two colors you might choose, be it high contrast or so similar in value as to appear like a fade or mixing paint. Hikeover is knit bottom up with a very slight A shape, flaring slightly at the cast-on edge, narrowing slightly at the waist. Eliminating the shaping makes it suitable for men. –Mary Jane

SIZE / DIMENSIONS
Adult sizes XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
Bust circumference: 30¾ (35½, 40, 44½)(49¼, 53¾, 58¼, 62¾) in / 78 (90, 101.5, 113)(125, 136.5, 148, 159.5) cm
Shown in size S with 2 in / 5 cm of ease.

YARN
MC: Approximately 545 (654, 654, 763)(872, 981, 1199, 1308) yd / 498 (598, 598, 698)(797, 897, 1096, 1196) m aran weight yarn.
CC: Approximately 218 yd / 199 m aran weight yarn.
Shown in Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109 yd / 100 m per 50g ball). Color: #0054 Light Ash Heather (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7)(8, 9, 11, 12) balls; #1700 Air Blue (CC), 2 balls.

NOTIONS
Stitch marker(s), stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, blocking mats or towels, T pins for blocking.

GAUGE
14 sts / 20 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in St st with Size B needle, after blocking.

NEEDLES
Needle sizes are recommendations only; always use needle size necessary to achieve given gauge.

Size A: US #9 / 5.5 mm
16 in / 40 cm circular
24 in / 60 cm circular Set double pointed needles, 32 in / 80 cm circular needle for magic loop method, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small-circumference method.

Size B: US #10 / 6 mm
24 in / 60 cm circular Set double pointed needles, 32 in / 80 cm circular needle for magic loop method, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small-circumference method.

Size C: US #10½ / 6.5 mm
16 in / 40 cm circular
24 in / 60 cm circular Set double pointed needles, 32 in / 80 cm circular needle for magic loop method, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small-circumference method.