Louis by Caitlin Grace


July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
575 - 1377 yards (526 - 1259 m)
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Louis is a nearly seamless design, knit from the top down. The circular yoke features small amounts of lace and stranded colorwork to frame the face, and fitted sleeves flatter next to the rounded, cropped body. Length is easily customizable and the pattern offers two options for sleeve sizes.

US 33.25mm circular needle for neck, sleeve cuffs, and hem
US 53.75mm circular knitting needle for yoke, body, and sleeves
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge
You may choose to go up one needle size for the stranded colorwork to avoid puckering.

Approximately 575-1507 yds / 526-1377 m
fingering weight yarn.
MC: 500, 600 (750, 875, 1000) 1083, 1167, 1250, 1333 yds
457, 549 (686, 800, 914) 990, 1066, 1143, 1219 m
CC: 75, 90 (90, 110, 130) 141, 151, 163, 174 yds
69, 82 (82, 101, 119) 129, 139, 148, 158 m

Sample uses:
MC: La Bien Aimee Merino Twist Sock, colorway
Paisley Nouveau 80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon,
465yds(425m), 100g

CC: Les Petits Points Parisiens Basique fingering BFL,
colorway Rue du soleil d’or 100% Superwash
Bluefaced Leicester, 437yds(400m), 100g

Note - The La Bien Aimee yarn used in the sample is an earlier version of the yarn that has more yardage than the current version. Take care to check yardage requirements for your size against the yardage listed on the label of your chosen yarns.

xs, s (m, ml, l) xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl
Finished bust circumference:
33.5, 36.5 (40, 44, 48) 52, 56, 60, 64
85, 92.5 (101.5, 112, 122) 132, 142, 152.5,162.5 cm
Intended to fit with 1-5” 2.5-12.5cm positive ease

Sample (yellow/pink/white) is size m and modeled on 36” bust.

About sizing: Louis is meant to fit with positive ease in the bust and negative ease in the sleeves. For reference, the sample was knit with 4 inches positive ease in the bust and about 2 inches negative ease in the sleeves. If you’d like your finished garment to have less positive ease or no positive ease, I recommend knitting the larger sleeve option. If you’d like the body to fit with a greater amount of positive ease with fitted sleeves, I recommend the smaller sleeve option. As always, take care to meet gauge so your garment knits up as expected.

Techniques used:
Knitting in the round, lace (charted or written), stranded colorwork (charted or written), Stockinette stitch, ribbing, picking up stitches, cast on, bind off, increases, and decreases, wrap and turn short rows

This pattern has been tech edited. If there are any issues, please contact me via Ravelry or the email provided in the pattern.