Nydia by Vanessa Smith

Nydia

Knitting
August 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in textured lace pattern worked in the round using larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
889 - 2412 yards (813 - 2206 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9] {10, 11, 12} / Finished Bust Circumferences: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41.25) [44.25, 47.25, 50.25, 53.25] {56.5, 59.5, 62.5}” / 72.5 (80, 87.5, 95, 103) [110.5, 118, 125.5, 133.5] {141, 148.5, 156} cm
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Nydia is a cropped pullover worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping. Knit in a DK weight yarn and primarily in a simple yet luxurious textured lace pattern, this sweater knits up very quickly. Lateral braids separate all the ribbed edgings from the focal stitch pattern. Short rows are used to gently curve and lower the front neckline, and a bit of waist shaping allows the sweater to gracefully contour your form.

With its classic scoop neckline, versatile length, and optional separate cowl, this sweater will become a wardrobe staple that offers lots of layering and styling options and can be worn from season to season. Want a tee to wear in a warmer climate? Change it up and knit this sweater with short sleeves! In between two sizes? Follow the fit customization guidelines to achieve bust circumferences ranging 30.5–64” (76.5–160 cm) instead. Tips are provided for adjusting the sweater to your liking!

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9] {10, 11, 12}

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCES
In Inches: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41.25) [44.25, 47.25, 50.25, 53.25] {56.5, 59.5, 62.5}”
In Centimeters: 72.5 (80, 87.5, 95, 103) [110.5, 118, 125.5, 133.5] {141, 148.5, 156} cm

Pullover is intended to fit with approximately 0–2” (0–5 cm) of negative ease at the full bust. Sample shown in size 3 with 1.5” (4 cm) of negative ease.

YARN
Plied, DK weight yarn in the following amount(s):

Pullover (Cropped): 889 (982, 1060, 1158, 1258) [1339, 1420, 1556, 1639] {1794, 1879, 2010} yards / 813 (898, 970, 1059, 1151) [1225, 1299, 1423, 1499] {1641, 1719, 1838} meters
Separate Cowl (Optional): 295 (313, 313, 331, 331) [349, 349, 367, 367] {384, 384, 402} yards / 270 (287, 287, 303, 303) [320, 320, 336, 336] {352, 352, 368} meters

Sample shown in Sprigs and Stone Mer-Yak DK [DK weight, 60% superwash merino wool, 20% yak, 20% silk] in colorway ‘Into the Abyss’

NEEDLES

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm), or needle size necessary to obtain correct gauge
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm), or needle size .5 mm smaller than gauge needle
  • Circular needles in the same two sizes, 32” (80 cm) or longer, as appropriate for the sweater size chosen
  • Appropriate needle(s) in both sizes for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round

GAUGE
21 sts and 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in textured lace pattern worked in the round using larger needles, blocked

NOTIONS

  • (1) Stitch marker, unique, for beginning of round
  • (7) Stitch markers, for raglan lines
  • (1) Stitch marker, temporary, for sleeve separation round
  • (2) Removable markers, to mark centers of underarms
  • Crochet hook, size D (3.25 mm) or slightly smaller
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn or two spare circular needles/cords, for placing sleeve stitches on hold

Social Sharing
Looking for photos of this sweater on Instagram? Check out the hashtags #vanessasmithdesigns and #nydiasweater, and please use the same hashtags when sharing pictures of your project—I’d love to see them!

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