Nerea by Fiber Tales

Nerea

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 1300 yards (732 - 1189 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 7 of Laine Magazine.

Nerea has an interesting apparently seamless construction with a decorative and elegant feathery caliper cable along the sleeves and neckline. The sweater is knitted sideways, in two halves, beginning from the sleeve cuff moving on to the body. The body is constructed by a double sided provisional crochet cast-on leaving an invisible seam and then grafted down the centre front and back using Russian grafting.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)


Shown in size M. Recommended ease: approx. 6–7.75” / 15–20 cm of positive ease at bust.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 38 (41, 44, 50, 53, 57)” / 96 (104, 110, 126, 132, 144) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 12.5 (13, 13.75, 14.5, 16.5, 20.25)” / 31.5 (32.5, 34.5, 36, 41, 50.5) cm.
Arm length (from cuff to body): 11.75 (11.75, 12, 13, 13, 13.5)” / 29.5 (29.5, 30.5, 33, 33, 34) cm. (Remember the ease of the body adds extra length to the sleeve.)
Body length: 19.75 (20.25, 21.5, 21.75, 22, 22.5)” / 49.5 (50.5, 53.5, 54.5, 55, 56) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of BFL Masham DK by Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company (75% BFL, 25% Masham, 262 yds / 240 m – 100 g), colourway Peony, or approx. 800 (900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) yds / 732 (823, 915, 1006, 1098, 1189) m of DK weight yarn.

Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm 32” / 80 cm (or longer) and 16” / 40 cm (or shorter) circular needles, or DPNs for stockinette stitch. US 7 / 4.5 mm 32” / 80 cm (or longer) and 16” / 40 cm (or shorter) circular needles, or DPNs for linen stitch.
Crochet hook of approx. US 5 / 3.75 mm for provisional CO and Russian BO.
Note: If changing needle size, it might be necessary to wrap more or less times for the caliper cable.

Notions: Scrap yarn in contrasting colour and fibre for provisional CO, scrap yarn or spare cables and cable stoppers, cable extenders (optional), stitch markers.

GAUGE
22 sts x 29 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in st st, before blocking.
21 sts x 30 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in st st, after blocking.

Gauge is very important for the fit of this garment. If the stitch gauge is off the body might turn out longer or shorter than described and it will be difficult to fix afterwards.

TUTORIAL
A video tutorial for the double provisional cast-on used in this pattern can be found here.