Mixage by Jimenez Joseph

Mixage

Knitting
September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Dotty pattern (k3, p1)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1205 - 2300 yards (1102 - 2103 m)
XS: 30” (76.2cm) / S: 34” (86.4cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm) / 1XL: 46” (117cm) / 2XL: 50” (127cm) / 3XL: 54” (137cm)
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Mixage is a box-style structured sweater, featuring a diagonal slash made with travelling cables. The horizontal tramline braids on the front of the sweater and on the right sleeve are applied using a crochet hook. All pieces are knitted flat and from the bottom up. Other areas are covered with a series of “Dotty” purl stitches. Once all pieces are blocked and seamed, the neck is picked up and knitted in the round.

Yarn & Quantity
Worsted weight: Harvest Hues by John Arbon Textiles (65% Organically farmed Falklands Merino, 35% Devon Zwartbles) 200 m per 100g. Link to shop: 
XS: 1205 yds (1102 m) / S: 1359 yds (1243 m) / M: 1515 yds (1385 m) / L: 1430 yds (1307 m) / 1XL: 1913 yds (1749 m) / 2XL: 2113 yds (1933 m) / 3XL: 2300 yds (2103 m).

Contrast colour: up to 0.5 skeins (<50g).

Tools
4mm (US 6) (or size required to get gauge) & 3.5mm (US 4) 80cm (32”) circular needles; 4mm (US 6) crochet hook; stitch markers; waste yarn or stitch holders, measuring tape and yarn needle for seaming up and weaving in ends.

Sizing
To fit bust size: XS: 30” (76.2 cm) / S: 34” (86.4 cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5 cm) / 1XL: 46” (117 cm) / 2XL: 50” (127 cm) / 3XL: 54” (137 cm).

Fitting
Finished measurement at bust: 36” (91.5 cm) / 40.5” (103 cm) / 43.5” (110.5 cm) / 48” (122 cm) / 53.25” (135 cm) / 57.75” (146.5 cm) / 60.75” (154.5 cm). It is designed to be worn with an ease of about 6” (15 cm) around the bust area. Sleeves: The sleeves are standard length and fitting with an ease of about 2’’ (5 cm) at upper arm. For a roomier fit, cast on extra stitches or increase more stitches along the sleeve length.

Gauge
Gauge in ‘Dotty’ pattern (blocked): 21 sts by 28 rows over 4” (10cm) square on larger size needles. The gauge is designed to give a slightly firm fabric. Gauge in 2x2 Twisted Rib pattern: 25 sts by 36 rows over 4” (10cm) square on smaller size needles.

Techniques & Useful Video Tutorials
1/1LC - 2 stitch Left cross (aka. C2F): https://youtu.be/B9wC7BAuz8I
German short row shaping: http://youtu.be/P6n561SMZXQ (part 1) and: http://youtu.be/KooKdm0YBbw (part 2).

Purl 2 together through back loops (p2togtbl) : 
https://youtu.be/gJjHaLU-MBU
Understanding magic loop: http://youtu.be/1mqIqRdJc68
Pick up and knit: http://youtu.be/f6PKAwja6Dc


About the Samples
Sample 1 - Yarn: Harvest Hues by John Arbon Textiles. Colours: Blue Spruce & Barley. Yarn weight: Worsted. Sample size: Medium. Modifications: Slightly narrower sleeves.

Sample 2 - Yarn: Islington DK by Kettle YarnCo.
Colour: Tide. Sample size: Small. Modifications: One colour.


Technical Editing by: Steph Boardman - http://www.stephboardman.co.uk