Kumo Sweater by Julia Wilkens

Kumo Sweater

Knitting
September 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
1500 - 3600 yards (1372 - 3292 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Kumo Sweater is named after La Bien Aimée’s beautiful handdied yarn “Kumo”.
Kumo Sweater is as light and fluffy as a cloud (“kumo” means “cloud” in Japanese). The measurements given in this pattern are the finished measurements of the garment. My advice is to choose a size that is some 10 inches / 25 cm wider than your bust width. The sweater starts at the back with a provisional cast on. Short-rows on the shoulders form dropped shoulders. The stitches for the armholes are picked up along the armhole edge. Stitches for the neckband are picked up along the edge of the neck and loosely cast off after a few rows.

Finished measurements:

Bust circumference: 38 (41, 45, 50, 56, 61, 64, 69, 73) inches / 96 (105, 114, 128, 141, 155, 164, 175, 186) cm

Total length: 21 (21 (23, 23, 24, 27, 32, 33, 33) inches / 53 (52, 57, 58, 61, 69, 81, 84, 84) cm

Sleeves circumference: 17 (17, 18 3⁄4, 19, 20 1⁄2, 22 3⁄4, 23 3⁄4, 25, 25 1⁄4) inches / 43 (43, 47, 49, 52, 58, 60, 63, 64) cm

Neck circumference: 21 (22 1⁄2, 22 1⁄2, 22 1⁄2, 24, 24, 24, 25 1⁄4, 26 1⁄2) inches / 54 (58, 58, 58, 61, 61, 61, 64, 68) cm

Recommended positive ease: 10 inches / 25 cm

Yarn Weight: Lace weight held double of which one is a “fluffy” yarn

Yarn Samples: Kumo (74 % Suri Alpaca, 26 % Mulberry Silk, 328 yards / 300 m per 50 g) held double with Felix (75 % Falkland Merino, 25 % Corriedale, 710 yards / 650 m per 100 g). Both yarns are by La Bien Aimée

Neon Yellow / Grey Sample: Felix & Kumo in color A Buzz / color B Lichen
Peach / Pink Sample: Felix & Kumo in color A Peach Sweater / color B Fluoro Morganite

Yardage Kumo each color: 394 (416, 476, 520, 577, 685, 813, 885, 918) yards

Yardage Felix each color: 385 (407, 465, 508, 564, 670, 794, 865, 897) yards

Meterage Kumo each color: 360 (381, 435, 476, 527, 627, 743, 810, 839) m

Meterage Felix each color: 352 (372, 425, 465, 515, 612, 726, 791, 820) m

Neon Yellow / Grey Sample: Size 3

Peach / Pink Sample: Size 5 (in a cropped version each color 440 yards / 480 m of Kumo and 400 yards / 440 m Felix

Check www.labienaimee.com for yarn kits!

Techniques used: provisional cast on, short-rows (German and wt)