Leaps and Bounds by Jimenez Joseph

Leaps and Bounds

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1322 - 2587 yards (1209 - 2366 m)
XS (30”/76.5cm) / S (34”/86.5cm) / M (38”/96.5cm) / L (42”/107cm) / 1XL (46”/117cm) / 2XL (50”/127cm)
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Leaps and Bounds is a pretty top featuring contrasting coloured sleeves, leaping tramlines and bounding cable patterning. It has a flattering squared-off neckline and a gentle waist shaping. An unusual sweater that offers an intriguing aspect whichever way you look at it. Mix and match yarn colours to suit your taste.

Construction Info
It is worked flat in 2 pieces (front and back) from the bottom-up, using the simplest form of intarsia. The cable patterning (the Bounds) along with the horizontal garter ridge tramlines (the Leaps) add decorative detail. Colour 1 is for left sleeve and left side of the body and Colour 2 is for right sleeve and the majority of the body. The sleeves are picked up and knitted in the round from the top-down using circular needles.

Size and Fitting
Finished Bust Measurements: XS: 30.75” (78cm) / S: 34” (86cm) / M: 38.5” (98cm) / L: 41.75” (106cm) / 1X: 45.5” (116.5cm) / 2X: 50.5” (128cm) / 3X: 54.5” (138cm)

This sweater is designed to be worn with no ease. The pattern contains ‘Fitting Tips’ that will give you suggestions on making adjustments to the pattern for your fitting preference.

DK weight yarn C1 - XS: 535yds (490m) / S: 599yds (548m) / M: 678yds (620m) / L: 754yds (690m) / 1XL: 818yds (748m) /
2XL: 943yds (863m) / 3XL: 993yds (908m).

DK weight yarn C2 - XS: 787yds (720m) / S: 913yds (835m) / M: 1069yds (978m) / L: 1195yds (1093m) / 1XL: 1321yds (1208m) /
2XL: 1541yds (1410m) / 3XL: 1594yds (1458m).

For your information: Yarn quantity is over-estimated by 15% for sizes XS to 2XL, and by 10% for 3XL.

4.5mm (US 7) (or size required to get gauge) straight and/or circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer; 4mm (US 6) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles for neckline and sleeve cuffs; 1 spare needle of larger size for a 3-Needle BO; Cable needle; 4 to 6 removable stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, measuring tape and yarn needle for weaving in and seaming up.

Technical Editor: Steph Boardman - http://www.stephboardman.co.uk