Mapleshade by Sloane Rosenthal


by Sloane Rosenthal
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 1400 yards (640 - 1280 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X), see notes
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Over the next two months, we’re having a little knitalong for the Mapleshade sweater, on my blog, on Instagram, and in my Ravelry group. We’d love to have you join us!

Sweater knitting isn’t always effortless, but both the knitting and the wearing of this breezy summer tee come awfully close! Mapleshade combines a swingy A-line shape, a drapey linen-blend yarn, and tapered lines of delicate cables into an ultra-flattering wardrobe staple you’ll want to wear all spring and summer long. Seamless, top-down construction makes for a quick, straightforward knit, while thoughtful details in the yoke shaping anchor the sweater on your shoulders for a perfect fit. For a summer-weight tee, choose a yarn with some serious drape and fluidity, but enough structure to ensure durability and wearability—like this lovely Luma from the Fibre Company, which combines just enough wool for reslience and knitting feel, but adds a hefty dose of silk, cotton, and linen for lightness, drape, and a summer-appropriate vibe.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL); finished bust circumference 28.5 (33, 36.75, 39.75, 44.5, 47.5, 52, 55)” / 72.5 (84, 93.5, 101, 113, 120.5, 132, 139.5) cm. Pullover shown measures 36.75” / 93.5 cm with 1” / 2.5 cm positive ease.

The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 137 yards / 125 meters per 50 grams), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins, or 700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400) yards / 650 (750, 850, 925, 1025, 1125, 1200, 1300) meters DK weight wool/cotton or wool/linen blend yarn. Sample shown in “Sherry.”

21 sts and 32 rnds over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking. 14-stitch cable panels on body measure 2” / 5 cm wide each.

32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle in size US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge, and one needle size smaller. For neckband, either one set of double-pointed needles or long circular needle for magic loop, in one needle size smaller than gauge needle.

Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle (optional).

Skills Required
increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, cabling with or without a cable needle.