Missoni Into Darkness Sweater by Boadicea Binnerts

Missoni Into Darkness Sweater

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette/fairisle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1063 - 1805 yards (972 - 1650 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)" bust circumference.
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This is like the marriage of rising darkness and a classic Breton striped fisherman’s sweater…You start at the bottom with the darkest color, and slowly with fair-isle technique mingle in lighter and lighter colors until you end up at the top with your lightest brightest color.
It’s knit in the round, bottom-up. The sleeves are knit separate and combined with the body at the start of the arm opening. The neckband is picked up and knit. Create your own gradient, and maybe use up your remnant sock yarns…

design features:
stockinette, stripes, fair-isle
contiguous sleeves/shoulders
bottom-up

sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL,2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)“ bust circumference.

finished measurements armpit(laid flat): 37(42, 47, 52, 57,59) cm 15 (17, 19, 21, 23,23.7)“.
finished length: 51(53,55,57,59,60)cm/ 20.1, 20.9,21.7,22.4,23.2,24)”.
sample garment: model is 1.80m/5’11”, size S, and is wearing a lengthened M.

yarn:
MC/Stripe: Lana Grossa Cool Wool Extrafein (fingering 100% Merino 120 yards/50 grams) 2 skeins black
CC1: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml) (fingering 100% Merino,360 yards/117 grams), 1(1,1, 1, 1,1) skein Onyx
CC2: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 1(1,1, 1, 1,1) skein Dirty Panther
CC3: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 0.5(0.5,0.5, 0.5, 1,1) skein Tern
CC4: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 0.5(0.5,0.5, 0.5, 1,1) skein Smokestack
CC5: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 0.5(0.5,0.5, 0.5, 1,1) skein Optic
CC6: Wollmeise Lace garn (light fingering 100% Merino,1200 yards/300 grams), 0.1(0.1,0.1, 0.2, 0.3,0.3)skein Birkenrinde
CC7: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 0.5(0.5,0.5, 0.5, 1,1)skein Antler
CC8: madelinetosh tosh merino light(tml), 0.5(0.5,0.5, 0.5, 1,1)skein undyed
Alternatives: many fingering yarns will work, for example sock yarns, Drops Extrafine Merino Baby, madelinetosh MCN fingering or Dandelion, etc. Silk or vegetable content in the MC will help your drape.

gauge:
Washed and blocked: 22st/28 rounds at 10cm/4” in pattern in the round.

needles:
3.5 mm/size 4 US, 32” circular needles; I used Addi Turbos.

notions:
4 stitch markers
yarn needle
scrap yarn

Errata: in version 1.0 of pattern needle size should be 4, not 6.
In version 1.1 the sleeve chart has been clarified slightly, no number changes.