Modcast by Fatimah Hinds


October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1107 - 1845 yards (1012 - 1687 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)" bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown in 40" with 3” of positive ease.
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Texture and visual interest in knitting can be created by changing various elements or in this case directions. For this seamless sweater, I used wrist to wrist knitting to create horizontal cables that change pattern at an off center point on the chest and back. Then I knit the body in the round and added garter stitch accents to keep it interesting. To echo the body a funnel neck collar is knit in garter stitch. Finally, to make this piece infinitely customizable and fun to style, I used 3 different colors. The color blocking and shape give this sweater a mod look that easily fits into a wardrobe today.

What I loved most about knitting this piece is that the sleeves and chest/back are knit using fewer stitches than other sweater shapes, meaning the sweater can be ‘knit on the go’ for a longer period of time. The casual, easy to wear vibe comes from wearing the piece with 3”+ of ease as shown on the model. Or wear it with no ease for a tailored fit.

Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)“ bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown in 40” with 3” of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: Dove (Color 1), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; Wonderland (Color 2), 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins; Jade (Color 3), 3 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” and 24” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable marker, row counter; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in St st.

Notes Sleeves are knit in the round to the body. Front and back are worked flat simultaneously. Instructions are written this way.

Pattern includes charts and written instructions.