Illuminate by Andrea Mowry

Illuminate

Knitting
July 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1325 - 2913 yards (1212 - 2664 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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DETAILS
Illuminate is the 4th annual Rhinebeck collaboration with Dreareneeknits, Magpie Fibers & Spincycle Yarns!

Ethereal mohair glows against the deep and moody backdrop of wool to create a round yoke jumper that dissolves into stripes. Illuminate is knit from the top down (meaning you can try it on as you go and add length to suit your own personal style!), beginning with the collar. The circular yoke is adorned with stranded colorwork (worked from a CHART ONLY), and then you will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished with alternating stripes. The sleeves are then returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater!

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

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm
Recommended ease is 0 to +6”/0 to +15 cm; sample is shown in Size 3 on 5’5” tall person with a 34”/86.5 cm bust for 6”/15 cm of positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

MC - Sport weight (200 yds/approx. 50 g)
148 (168, 180, 200, 226)(245, 277, 300, 325)g
590 (670, 720, 800, 902)(980, 1107, 1200, 1297) yds
540 (612, 659, 732, 825)(896, 1012, 1098, 1186) m

CC - Lace weight held double to create a fluffy Fingering (470 yds/50 g) 79 (89, 96, 109, 120)(130, 147, 163, 172) g
735 (834, 898, 1018, 1125)(1221, 1379, 1528, 1616) yds
672 (763, 821, 931, 1028)(1116, 1261, 1397, 1478) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose the color-shifting, moody Nocturne of Spincycle Yarns (although their Dyed in the Wool is a perfect substitute), and brought it to life with ethereal mohair Feather from Magpie Fibers. Using these 2 very different yarns together created a light, yet warm, sweater with colorwork and stripes that really stand out thanks to gorgeous halo of mohair.

MC - Spincycle Nocturne (or Dyed in the Wool) - 100% Merino Wool (200 yds/approx. 50 g)
3 (4, 4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Night Watch (Blues and a touch of purple)

CC - Magpie Fibers Feather - 70% Mohair/30% Silk (470 yds/50 g)
2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Magpie (Light Turquoise)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm –24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular

Sleeves: US 5/3.75 mm –preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs) (Optional, but recommended to keep a consistent gauge during small circumference knitting!)

Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32-40”/80-100 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 Fabric needle.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, cable needle, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
22 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
2x2 Tubular Cast On
Knitting
Purling
Ribbing
Short Rows
Increasing
Stranded colorwork
Holding 2 strands of yarn together as one
Reading a chart (the colorwork of this pattern is CHARTED ONLY)
Stripes (jogless stripes)
Picking up stitches
Decreasing
2x2 Tubular Bind off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!