Jumbo Coffee Sweater by lisa lucia

Jumbo Coffee Sweater

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Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1350 - 3100 yards (1234 - 2835 m)
BUST: 28¼(32, 36, 40, 44, 48¼, 52¼, 56¼, 60¼)in/[72(81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 123, 133, 143, 153.5)cm]
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

It’s a jumbo coffee morning--or rather, sweater! This piece emerged in the immediate aftermath of our joyous excitement when Gilmore Girls costume designer Brenda Mabon first asked us to contribute some signature knits for the Netflix revival of the show. We based the color scheme on the interior set of Luke’s Diner and made it an Intarsia raglan as a nod to Lorelai’s fondness for baseball tees. Hopefully, you’ll have almost as much fun with this pattern as we did seeing it worn by Lane Kim on the small screen.

TECHNIQUES IN THIS PATTERN
Long Tail Cast On, knitting & purling, kf&b, lifted increases, Intarsia, Purl Cast On, Backwards Yarn Over, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On, half hitch, Mattress Stitch, slipping stitches, Sewn Tubular Bind Off, picking up stitches, Duplicate Stitch.

If any of these techniques aren’t familiar to you--don’t fret, the pattern includes explanations.

YARN
Essential Fiber, Dragonfly (100% Superwash Merino, 3½oz/100g, 218y/199m), worsted weight

  • Color A (body): “Sea Glass - Blush,” 3(3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
  • Color B (sleeves; cup): “Rhubarb Pie - Medium,” 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.
  • Color C (ribbing; cup accent): “Rhubarb Pie - Very Dark,” 1(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
  • Color D (coffee): “Melodeon - Medium,” 20yds/(18m)
  • Color E - (cup highlight): “Rhubarb Pie - Blush,” 5yds/(4.5m)
  • Color F (steam): “Natural,” 20yds/(18m)
  • Color G (outline): “Brown Orchid - Very Dark,” 15yds/(14m)

NEEDLES
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge and use lengths comfortable for your size.
1 - set of US #5 DPNs and/or 12in/(30cm) circular needle
1 - US #5,16in/(40cm) circular needle for collar ribbing
1 - US #5, 40in/(100cm) circular needle for body ribbing
1 - set of US #7 DPNs and/or short circular needle for sleeves
1 - US #7, 24in/(60cm) circular needle for neck cast on
1 - US #7, 40in/80(80, 100, 100, 100, 150, 150, 150, 150)cm circular needle for body

NOTIONS
Darning needle
Stitch markers (at least one locking style)
Stitch holders (or waste yarn)
Yarn bobbins for Intarsia
Blocking mat
Optional row counter, highly recommended

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rows to 4in/(10cm) square on #7 in Stst