Just Passing Through by Helen Kennedy

Just Passing Through

July 2022
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1335 - 2995 yards (1221 - 2739 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40) (42 44, 46, 48) (50, 52 54, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64)
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This design was inspired by the beautiful modern stained glass windows of the LA SAGRADA FAMÍLIA. The way the sunlight poured through the glass creating a myriad of beautiful gradient colours.

The yoke neck sweater is knitted seamlessly from the top down. Short rows are added to shape the neckline and back.
The yoke is not colourwork but instead uses woven cross stitch, where you only work with one colour at a time, to create the pattern.
For the woven cross stitch section, you can use a single colour, or it’s a great project to use up scraps of yarn as I did and create a gradient effect.
There is a detailed photo tutorial for the woven cross stitch if you need it. It’s a fun stitch, that’s not difficult, buy the visuals help to get you going and understand how to make the stitch if you’ve not tried it before.
The sleeves are designed to be full length with a woven
cross stitch cuff, but you can make your sleeves any length without the woven cross stitch detail.

32 (34, 36, 38, 40) (42 44, 46, 48) (50, 52 54, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64) inches / 80 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105 110, 115, 120) (125, 130 135, 140) (145, 150, 155, 160) cm
All measurements are finished measurements. If you want some ease, choose a size 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm larger than your bust. Model wears 2 inches / 5 cm ease.

See photos for details

Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo sock, 100% Merino Wool, 100g / 3.5 oz, 402m / 440yds yds. Shown in colourways: MC - Plomo, CC - Identica, Acro Iris, Archangel, Sabiduria, Abril.

See photos for individual amounts for sizes.

Main needle: 3.25 mm (US 3) needle(s) or size required to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch. (main needles). 32 inch / 80 cm or longer circular needle for body and magic looping sleeves.
Smaller needle: 3.00 mm (US 2½) needles for ribbing or 0.25 - 0.5 mm smaller than your main needle. DPNs or small circular needles 16 inch / 40 cm for neck, 32 inch / 80 cm for hem and magic looping the cuffs.
Larger needle: 4.0 mm (US 6) needles for woven cross stitch or size required to get a match to the gauge in stockinette stitch on the main needles. 32 inch / 80 cm or longer circular needle for body.
BOR stitch marker, 2 stitch markers, 2 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

For information on how to create your swatch see page 5.
Stockinette stitch: 26 sts and 40 rounds to 4 inches / 10 cm on main needles, after washing and drying flat.
Woven cross stitch: 26 sts and approx. 9 pattern repeats to 4 inches / 10 cm on larger needles, after washing and drying flat.
The number of stitches to 4 inches / 10 cm must be the same for stockinette stitch and woven cross stitch.

This sweater has been test knitted by a very helpful and hard working group of knitters. The pattern was rewritten to make the sleeves a little more roomy and to reduce the rippling on the yoke. You might see this in the test knits. I’d like to thanks all of my testers for helping me make this pattern so much better!
the pattern has also been Tech Edited by Handknitsandhygge.

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