Ilya by Caitlin Hunter

Ilya

Knitting
November 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork and stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1065 - 2057 yards (974 - 1881 m)
Finished bust circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) {62, 66, 70, 74}" [96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) {157.5, 167.5, 178, 188} cm]
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Ilya is a top-down raglan featuring colowork and a cozy cowl neckline. The stranded colorwork is done using only 2 colors per round, with short floats, making it approachable for those new to the technique. The body and sleeve lengths are easily adjustable to create a perfect fit.

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This pattern is a collabation with Yama Yarn and was knit using their Merino Linen Worsted, an unbelievably soft blend with subtle drape and sheen. Many thanks to Madeleine for the opportunity to work with this lovely yarn!

Thanks go as well to the wonderful testers who volunteered their time and talent to make this sweater the best it could be! Please check out their amazing projects for color, fit and alternative yarn inspiration. Thanks as well to my MVP Betsy Ioannou! And tech editing superstar Meaghan Schmaltz.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Yama Yarn
Merino Linen Worsted (90% South African Merino & 10% Linen)
197 yards 180 meters /100 grams
2 ply Worsted Weight

Colors used in sample:
MC: Honey Mustard
CC1: Coffee Bean
CC2: Silver Wolf

Needles:
Note that needle sizes are suggested only. You may need to use a different size to achieve gauge.

Ribbing: US 5 3.75 mm
Main: US 6 4.0 mm

Notions: Stitch markers, including unique BOR marker, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette and colorwork on main needles after blocking

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 8-10” 20.5-51 cm of positive ease at the bust. See included schematic for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 2 on a 34” 86.5 cm bust with 8” 20.5 cm of ease.

Finished bust circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) {62, 66, 70, 74}“ 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) {157.5, 167.5, 178, 188} cm

Yardage: Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.

MC: 660, 725, 798, 863, 934, 1001) {1073, 1139, 1211, 1276} yards
604 (663, 729, 789, 854, 915) {981, 1040, 1107, 1167} meters
Skeins: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) {6, 6, 7, 7}

CC1: 293 (322, 355, 384, 416, 445) {477, 506, 538, 567}
268 (295, 324, 351, 380, 407) {436, 462, 492, 518} meters
Skeins: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) {3, 3, 3, 3}

CC2: 112 (122, 135, 146, 158, 169) {181, 192, 204, 214} yards
102 (112, 123, 133, 144, 154) {166, 176, 187, 196} meters
Skeins: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 2, 2}