Lion Hearted

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 6 / 4 mm needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1028 - 2312 yards (940 - 2114 m)
9 Adult sizes: 33.25 - 65" / 84 - 165 cm
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Lion-Hearted. “brave and determined.”

This sweater is designed to be worn with 2-6” / 5-15 cm (or more if you prefer) of positive ease and has a deep yoke - Swoncho like!

A playful wardrobe addition featuring a herringbone collar and split hem mixed with simple stranded colorwork throughout the circular yoke.*

Knit in fingering weight yarn for a lightweight easy to add on layer. The solid color block portion of the sleeves and the bottom herringbone hem are knit holding two strands together, providing a bit more warmth for the sleeves and a nice structured weight to the bottom hems.

Sizing Information
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

Finished bust with ease
33.25 (36.75, 39.25, 43.5, 46.75) (52.25, 57.5, 61.5, 65) ” / 84 (93, 100, 110, 119) (133, 146, 156, 165) cm

Upper arm circumference with ease
12.5 (13.25, 14.5, 15.5, 17.25) (19.25, 21.25, 22.5, 24.25) ”/ 32 (34, 37, 39, 44) (49, 54, 57, 62) cm

Front body length
20.75 (21.25, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25) (24.5, 25, 25.5, 26) ” / 53 (54, 55, 57, 59) (62, 64, 64, 66) cm

Yarn Requirements - Fingering / sock weight
Three distinct colors are needed for this design.
Sample shown was knit in Kindred Red’s “Fly Solo” base
https://www.kindredred.com

Color 1: main body color (multi colored variegated)
504 (572, 620, 688, 750) (825, 924, 992, 1060) yards
461 (523, 567, 629, 686) (754, 845, 907, 969) meters

Color 2: complementary color to the main
(the aqua with orange and pink in my sample)
300 (335, 360, 416, 458) (508, 578, 625, 672) yards
274 (306, 329, 380, 419) (464, 528, 671, 614) meters

Color 3: a solid (ideally a tone present in color 1)
This yarn is used for the solid portion of the sleeves
324 (368, 389, 443, 481) (530, 594, 638, 680) yards
296 (336, 356, 405, 440) (485, 543, 583, 622) meters

Needles & Notions

US size 6 / 4 mm needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 16” and 32” (or longer) circular
US size 7 / 4.5 mm needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 32” (or longer) circular
US size 10 / 6 mm needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 32” (or longer) circular
dpns (double pointed needles) optional
Stitch markers
Darning needle & waste yarn

Gauge Info

26 sts / 30 rounds per 4” in stranded colorwork with US size 6 / 4 mm needle
24 sts / 28 rounds per 4” in stockinette stitch with US size 6 / 4 mm needle
21 sts / 24 rounds per 4” in stockinette stitch with US size 7 / 4.5 mm needle

Herringbone stitch gauge is provided for reference - do not swatch for size using this stitch

28 sts / 32 rounds per 4” in herringbone stitch at the collar with US size 6 / 4 mm needle
22 sts / 22 rounds per 4” in herringbone stitch at bottom hem with US size 10 / 6 mm needle and yarn held double

Notes

When knitting herringbone, it is recommended to use a needle size larger than might be typical for a particular yarn weight. I do not recommend going down a needle size from the suggested unless you knit very loosely.

The bottom herringbone hem and the solid colorblock on the sleeves are knit holding two strands together. When winding your yarn, plan accordingly to either be able to knit from the center and outside of your yarn ball or divide the skein into two separate balls. This will apply to Color 1 for the herringbone hem and Color 3 for the sleeves.

A helpful tutorial video from Garnstudio for knitting herringbone in the round:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RtHZHA81b0