Milkweed by Jamie Hoffman

Milkweed

Knitting
January 2021
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colowork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1583 - 3908 yards (1447 - 3573 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) See below for measurements
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SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

To fit bust circumference of 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) (48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in/70 (80, 90, 100, 110) (120, 130, 140, 150, 160) cm

Finished bust circumference: 32.25 (36.25, 41, 45, 49) (53, 57, 61, 65, 69) in/80.5 (90.5, 102.5, 112.5, 122.5) (132.5, 142.5, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5) cm

Intended to fit with approximately 4.25-5 in/10.5-12.5 cm of positive ease. White/orange sample is a size 3 on a 38 in/96.5 cm bust. Gray/green sample is a size 8 on a 58 in/147 cm bust. Choose yarns with plenty of contrast. When choosing a size, please review the Schematic on Page 10 of the pattern PDF or in the photos at left.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Colorwork: 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4 in/10 cm

Stockinette: 26 sts and 38 rnds = 4 in/10 cm

NEEDLES

Ribbing: Size US 2/2.75 mm circulars, 16 in/40 cm for neckband and 32 in/80 cm or longer for hem and cuffs; DPNs or small circumference circulars if not using magic loop for cuffs

Main: Size US 4/3.5 mm circulars, 24 in/60 cm for the upper yoke and 32 in/80 cm or longer for the yoke, body and sleeves; DPNs or small circumference circulars if not using magic loop for sleeves

Optional: Size US 3/3.25 mm circulars, 24-47 in/60-120 cm to maintain stockinette gauge, if needed

NOTIONS

1 unique BOR marker, scrap yarn for sleeves and darning needle for weaving in ends

Optional: 4 markers for side seams and waist shaping

YARN

The Farmer’s Daughter Soka’pii (100% MT & WY Rambouillet 248 yards/227 meters per 50 g skein, light fingering) or any light fingering or fingering weight yarn. Soka’pii is a subtle thick and thin light single ply that is amazingly soft and cloudlike.Yardage for either yarn weight is provided.

For more drape, a sock yarn or single ply merino is recommended. Yardage for either fingering or light fingering is provided. Please note that while row gauge may be difficult to achieve with fingering weight, there is some leeway built into the yoke depth of the pattern.

YARDAGE

Light fingering

MC: 1265 (1438, 1657, 1830, 2083) (2327, 2517, 2753, 2940, 3122) yards / 1156 (1314, 1515, 1673, 1904) (2127, 2301, 2517, 2688, 2854) meters

CC: 174 (198, 228, 252, 287) (321, 347, 380, 406, 431) yards / 159 (181, 208, 230, 262) (293, 317, 347, 371, 394) meters

Fingering

MC: 1012 (1150, 1326, 1464, 1666) (1862, 2139, 2340, 2499, 2654) yards / 925 (1051, 1212, 1338, 1523) (1702, 1956, 2139, 2285, 2426) meters

CC: 139 (158, 182, 202, 230) (257, 295, 323, 345, 366) yards / 127 (145, 166, 184, 210) (234, 269, 295, 315, 335) meters

Gray/rainbow sample knitter: Gabriella Roberts