Midcoast by Jennifer Steingass

Midcoast

by Jennifer Steingass
Knitting
October 2019
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2450 - 2900 yards (2240 - 2652 m)
36.5 (38.25, 40.75, 43.25, 45.5, 49.5, 52.5)(55, 57, 59, 61.5, 64.5, 67) inches / 91 (95.5, 102, 108, 113.5, 123.5, 131)(137.5, 142.5, 147.5, 153.5, 161, 167.5) cm
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Midcoast is inspired by Victorian architecture. I’d been admiring the beautiful wooden porch balusters on a house in a small town in Midcoast Maine for quite a while, and thought it would be fun to base a sweater design off of it. This sweater is knit seamlessly and in the round from the top down. The colorwork yoke is rhythmic and engaging. My sample hits at upper hip for an almost but not quite cropped length. Choose the length that’s best for you with easy top down construction. Midcoast knits up surprisingly quickly with fingering or sport weight yarn, yielding a fabric that’s flexible and light, yet warm. This design lends itself well to fingering or sport weight superwash or nonsuperwash yarn.

SIZES: A (B, C, D, E, F, G)(H, I, J, K, L, M)

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
36.5 (38.25, 40.75, 43.25, 45.5, 49.5, 52.5)(55, 57, 59, 61.5, 64.5, 67)” / 91 (95.5, 102, 108, 113.5, 123.5, 131)(137.5, 142.5, 147.5, 153.5, 161, 167.5) cm. Note: Sizes listed are finished sweater measurements. Choose the sweater size that is 3-6” / 7.5-15 cm larger than your actual bust circumference. Shown with 4” / 10 cm ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Espace Tricot Grace, single ply 75% superwash Merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk fingering weight, 490 yds / 448m per 115g
MC: Colorway: Cinema 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)(4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins
CC1: Chateau 1 skein for all sizes.
CC2: Erable, 1 skein for all sizes

Or fingering or sport weight yarn of the following yardages:
MC: 1050 (1150, 1250, 1350, 1500, 1600, 1800)(1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400) yds / 961 (1152, 1143, 1235, 1372, 1463, 1646)(1738, 1829, 1921, 2012, 2104, 2195) m

CC1: 160 (170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220)(230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280) yds / 147 (156, 165, 174, 183, 193, 202)(211, 220, 229, 238, 247, 257) m

CC2: 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160)(170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220) yds / 92 (101, 110, 119, 128, 137, 147)(156, 165, 173, 183, 193, 202) m

Needles: (Note: Swatch to determine what needle sizes you need to use. Needle sizes are only a suggestion.)
Needle A: US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs or 16” (40 cm) circular (neckline), matching set DPNs (for cuff), and 24” (60 cm) or longer circular for waistband.
Needle B: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs and 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for body and magic looping sleeves.
Or needle sizes necessary to obtain gauge.
Needle C: US 6 / 4 mm DPNs and 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for colorwork yoke and magic looping colorwork cuffs, to ensure cuff is not too tight.

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st, in the round, on size B needles.
Note: For best results, swatch for both the colorwork and plain stockinette knitting.


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