Midstream by Anna Maltz
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Midstream

Knitting
February 2018
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stocking Stitch using both yarns held together on larger needle size after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2638 - 3957 yards (2412 - 3618 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

The Midstream Sweater is one of eleven engaging patterns from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting by Anna Maltz – a beautiful, 160 page, full-colour, litho-printed book packed with photographs, knowledge, anecdotes and opinion to introduce you to the technique of Marlisle. It features 22 interesting yarns from dedicated small-producers while celebrating the breadth of our knitting community. Available from www.annamaltz.com and friendly yarn shops around the world. Launch date 10 February, 2018.

Midstream is designed to be a loose comfy sweater reminiscent of a traditional fisherman’s smock (as adopted by artists and other bohemians). The pattern is quick to memorise and very visually guided, with a straight body and regular increases on the full-length sleeves. Pictured here with a straight body, you’ll find guidance to tailor it to your personal body fit tastes in the Pattern Notes. Because it is knitted from the bottom up, in the round, you have the easy option to make the funnel neck longer or shorter, depending on your preference.

An occasional single-coloured vertical stripe in a sweater usually involves intarsia or a sideways knit (to avoid epically long floats). Marlisle allows for the decorative stripes up the front of this sweater to work. The Marlisle stripes down the sides make a feature of the ‘seams’ of the garment (even though it is knitted in the round) and create an easy reference point when counting rounds, like a built-in stitch marker. They have the added bonus of masking the jog that happens when you work garter stitch in the round, as you will for the cuffs, bottom edging and funnel neck.

SIZING
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Designed to be worn with 15cm/6” positive ease around bust. Midstream is designed to fit a little oversized, so if you are on the fence about which size to make, opt for the smaller of the two, so it doesn’t get too roomy.

Bust circumference: 95 (105, 116, 126, 137, 147)cm/37¼ (41½, 45½, 49¾, 53¾, 58)”
Bottom edge to underarm: 38 (37, 37, 37, 36, 35)cm/15 (14½, 14½, 14½, 14, 13¾)”
Total length (centre front, bottom edge to neckline):
63 (64, 65, 66, 67, 68)cm/24½ (25, 25½, 26, 26¼, 26½)”
Total length (centre back, bottom edge to neckline):
67 (68, 69, 70, 71, 72)cm/26¼ (26¾, 27¼, 27¾, 28, 28¼)”
Yoke circumference (at widest):
133 (147, 158, 173, 183, 198)cm/52¼ (58, 62¼, 68, 72, 78)”
Yoke depth (centre front, underarm to neckline):
19 (21, 22, 23, 24, 26)cm/7½ (8¼, 8¾, 9, 9½, 10¼)”
Yoke (centre back, underarm to neckline):
23 (25, 26, 27, 28, 30)cm/9 (10, 10½, 10¾, 11¼, 12)”
Neck circumference: 62 (62, 63, 63, 65, 65)cm/24½, 24½, 25, 25, 25¾, 26½)”
Top of Sleeve circumference: 37 (39, 41, 43, 45, 47)cm/14½ (15¼, 16¼, 17, 17¾, 18¾)”
Cuff circumference: 21 (21, 23, 23, 24, 25)cm/8¼ (8 ¼, 9, 9, 9½, 10)”
Sleeve seam (cuff to underarm): 44 (44, 46, 46, 47, 47)cm/17½ (17½, 18, 18, 18¼, 18¼)”
Funnel Neck length: 5.5 (5.5, 6, 6, 6.5, 6.5)cm/2¼ (2¼, 2½, 2½, 2¾, 2¾)”

(Measurements clearly illustrated on a schematic drawing in the pattern.)

YARN
Yarn A:
A Verb For Keeping Warm, Flock 2nd Edition (4ply/fingering; 100% wool (blend of California Targhee and Montana Rambouillet; 265m/290y per 50g/1¾oz)
Granite (natural) x 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6)

Yarn B: Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Mohonk (sport; 100% New York State unregistered Cormo wool; 338m/370y per 113g/4oz)
Pale Lapis or Dark Wash Denim x 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6)

GAUGE
19 stitches x 27 rounds = 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” over reverse stocking stitch using both yarns held together on larger needle size after blocking. (Main gauge.)

19 stitches x 38 rounds = 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” over garter stitch using both yarns held together on smaller needle size after blocking. (For Cuffs, Bottom Edge and Funnel Neck.)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
4mm (US6)
circular needle for Bottom Edging, at least 80cm/32” long. If making size L, XL or XXL, stitches may fit more easily on a 100cm/40” needle.
4mm (US6) needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round for Cuff.
4mm (US6) 40cm/16” circular needle for Funnel Neck.
4.5mm (US7) circular needle for Body and Yoke, at least 80cm/32” long. If making size L, XL or XXL, stitches may fit more easily on a 100cm/40” needle.
4.5mm (US7) needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round for Sleeves.

For more information, see www.annamaltz.com.