Knit A Rainbow Sweater by Kimberly K. McAlindin

Knit A Rainbow Sweater

Knitting
September 2020
Cake Wool Co Blanch
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1178 - 3260 yards (1077 - 2981 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48) {52, 56, 60, 64}
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Knit a Rainbow Sweater is a top down raglan sweater that was designed for my 50th Birthday mimicking my favorite comfy sweatshirt. The yarn color was designed for me by Cake Wool Company and reminds me of a rainbow. Rainbows and knitting have a special meaning to me, it’s the last life lesson my mother gave me before she died a year ago. I was knitting in the hospital a grey shawl (Julie’s Wrap by Joji Locatelli) and my mother asked who the shawl was for. I told her it was for me, and she closed her eyes and smiled saying, “Honey, when life is hard and days are grey… knit a rainbow” I returned the grey yarn and bought the most happy colors I could find. That shawl brought me so much happiness! During the intense days of my grief, I would pick up my knitting and it was such a comfort to me. My hope is that during this intense time in our history (Covid 19) you all knit with colors that make you feel comfort, joy and peace… that would be the greatest birthday gift to me.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Yarn A: CAKE wool co. Blanch
438 yards 400 m 100 grams
Color used: Kimberly’s Birthday

Yarn B: CAKE wool co. Whisk
400 yards 366 m 100 grams
Color used: Mother of Pearl

Notions:
Stitch markers (4 of one color and 1 in a contrasting color), darning needle, yarn for holding stitches,

Yardage: Yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, fiber content of yarn and any modifications to the original pattern (such as texture work or lace).
Yarn is held double throughout.

YARN A: 589 (717, 836, 941, 1051) {1200, 1310, 1446, 1630} yards
539 (656, 764, 860, 961) {1097, 1198,1322, 1490} meters

YARN B: 589 (717, 836, 941, 1051) {1200, 1310, 1446, 1630} yards
539 (656, 764, 860, 961) {1097, 1198,1322, 1490} meters

WORSTED WEIGHT VERSION:
700 (865, 997, 1125, 1250){1425, 1665, 1780, 1895} yards
640 (791, 912, 1029, 1143) {1303, 1523, 1628, 1738} meters

Sizes:
This tee is designed to be worn with 2 -4” of positive ease. Sample shown is size 5 (48”) on a 44” bust (4” of positive ease)

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9}
Finished circumference at bust:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48) {52, 56, 60, 64}”
81.2 (91.4, 101.6, 111.7, 121.9) {132, 142.2, 152.4, 162.5} cm