Manarola by Caitlin Hunter

Manarola

Knitting
May 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
880 - 1870 yards (805 - 1710 m)
Finished bust circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}" [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) {142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm]
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Manarola is the latest in my Knitaly series of summer tees inspired by places in Italy (and one in the Italian part of Switzerland) I want to visit someday! The other patterns in the series are Tegna, Maretimmo, Navelli and Misurina.

To celebrate this release, I am offering 20% off all 5 designs in this series through May 31, 2022, use code KNITALY at checkout.

This pattern is a collaboration with Antonella Ionnazzi of Cosy Posy Yarn Co. I used her beautiful Posh yarn for this design, and she has curated beautiful kits for this sweater. Please check them out here!

Manarola is a top down sweater featuring a subtle front and back v-neck which transitions into a colorwork yoke and body worked in the round. The yoke included some rounds of 3 colors to stretch your skills. You may find that using a larger needle for the 3 color rounds helps to maintain proper tension, depending on your knitting style.

The body and sleeves are worked in easy 2 color rounds, and options are given for lengthening the body if desired.

I have included a coloring sheet so you can play around with color combinations until you find your perfect look!

Thank you so much to the wonderful testers who helped to bring this pattern to life, to Betsy Ioannou for being the best test runner, to Antonella for the lovely inspiring yarns as well as the name inspiration for this design, and finally to my amazing tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz! I couldn’t do this without all of your help, thank you all!

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Cosy Posy Yarn Co.
Posh (80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon)
420 yards 384 meters 115 grams

Colors used in sample:
C1: Black Forest (dark blue/green)
C2: Tangerinarama (orange)
C3: Corduroy (tan)
C4: Luna (mint)

Needles:
Note that needle sizes are suggested only. You may need to use a different size to achieve gauge. Some knitters also find that they require different sizes for colorwork and stockinette knitting to get the same gauge. You may also need to go up a needle size for the 3 color rounds, depending on your knitting style.
Ribbing: US 2 2.75 mm
Main: US 4 3.5 mm

Notions: Stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
Colorwork and stockinette: 24 sts and 28 rounds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette and colorwork on main needles after blocking

Ribbing: 28 sts and 40 rounds = 4” 10 cm in 1x1 rib on ribbing needles after blocking

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1-3” 2.5-8 cm of positive ease at the sleeve. See schematic on page 9 for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with 4” 10 cm of positive ease

Finished bust circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}“ 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) {142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm

Yardage:
 Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.
C1: 393 (443, 492, 541, 590, 639) {688, 737, 786, 836} yards
360 (405, 450, 495, 540, 585) {629, 674, 719, 765} meters
Skeins: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2, 2}
C2: 157 (177, 197, 216, 236) {256, 275, 295, 314, 334} yards
144 (162, 180, 200, 215, 234) {252, 270, 287, 305} meters
Skeins: all sizes 1 skein
C3: 173 (195, 217, 238, 260, 282) {303, 325, 346, 368} yards
158 (178, 198, 218, 238, 257) 277, 297, 317, 336} meters
Skeins: all sizes 1 skein
C4: 157 (177, 197, 216, 236) {256, 275, 295, 314, 332} yards
144 (162, 180, 200, 215, 234) {252, 270, 287, 305} meters
Skeins: all sizes 1 skein