Kaleidoscope by Debi Maige

Kaleidoscope

Knitting
April 2024
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette/Mosaic stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1150 - 3690 yards (1052 - 3374 m)
XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL) (4XL, 5XL)
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This pattern is available from expressionfiberarts.com for $7.00.

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SIZES:

XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL) (4XL, 5XL) with finished bust measurements of 32 (36, 40, 44) (48, 54, 58) (62, 64)“ / 81 (91, 102, 112) (122, 137, 147) (157, 163) cm

Designed to be worn with 2-4” (5-10) cm of positive ease.

Sample is shown in a size Small modeled on a 34” (86 cm) bust with 2” (5 cm) of ease.

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Luster Sport yarn

Shown in colors: MC: Vanilla and CC: Cinque Terre Hues

MC: 800 (800, 800, 1195) (1195, 1195, 1590) (1590, 1590) yds/732 (732, 732, 1093) (1093, 1093, 1454) (1454, 1454) m

CC: 175 yds (160 m) each of 7–12 mini skeins from kit (1 kit needed for all sizes.)

If you wish to make the torso longer, you will need additional yardage.

If those colors aren’t available, any from this category will work.

NEEDLES:

Sizes US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) 12” (30 cm) and 24-32” (60-80 cm) circulars. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate to Advanced: This pattern is ideal for the adventurous knitter who loves to tackle something a bit more complicated. Skills/concepts include chart reading, mosaic knitting, decreasing, short rows and garment sizing.

Notes from the Designer:

I remember the fun of looking through my first kaleidoscope… the jewel toned colors and the geometric shapes created by each turn of the tube. Such fun! I think this pullover captures that moment perfectly and offers the opportunity to completely customize the colors and the designs by choosing your own sequences and pairings. The garment is worked bottom up using mosaic knitting for the colorwork, which only uses one color at a time, making for easy but effective colorwork.

  • Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to switch from knitting mosaic in the round to working it flat
  • For the size Small sample shown, the charts were worked as follows: 4, 6, 3, 1, 8, and 10 in that order, and colors were switched in the middle of each chart to make the sweater appear more faded versus blocks of colors.
  • Chart 10 will work best in an area that does not require a full chart, such as at the shoulders or top of sleeves.
  • If you find you need to use all 12 colors, reuse the charts for the final two sections.
  • Click here to watch a tutorial on working German Short Rows.

Designed by Debi Maige

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Happy knitting!

Chandi

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