Ohhh, those pops of pink by Josh Moll

Ohhh, those pops of pink

by Josh Moll
Knitting
January 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1825 yards (914 - 1669 m)
S, M, L, XL, XXL
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OHH THOSE POPS OF PINK
The inspiration for this design is my glamorous niece (who is a movie and documentary maker), who wanted a warm elegant sweater with geometric shapes and pops of color. So that’s what this design became.
The sweater is started at the yoke, and has a little lift a the back neckband. The same bit of extra length is created at the back bottom ribbing.
The yarn I used is a nice blend of 65% wool and 35% alpaca (non superwash) DROPS Nepal. It is a very affordable yarn. You could substitute the yarn with Osprey by Quince&Co, or for a lightweight version you could use Létt Lopi. That yarn was used by some of the test knitters.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate

TECHNIQUES USED
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing, using backward loop left and right
-Working in the round on circular needles
-Working small circumferences in the round on DPNs/with magic loop/with two circulars
-Working from charts
-German short rows
-Stranded colorwork; three colors in one row

YARN
Garnstudio DROPS nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca; 82 yards/75 meter per 50 g ball)
MC color mix 0500, light grey; 9(10,12,14,16) balls; 738(820,984,1148,1312)yards/
675(750,900,1050,1200)meter.
CC1 color mix 8905, deep ocean; 2(3,3,4,4) balls; 164(246,246,328,328)yards/
150(225,225,300,300)meter.
CC2 color uni 8909, coral; 1(1,1,2,2) balls; 82(82,82,164,164)yards/75(,75,75,150,150)meter.

NEEDLES
4 mm/US 6 16-inch/40 cm and 32-inch/80 cm circular needle
5 mm/US 8 16-inch/40 cm and 32-inch/80 cm circular needle
4 mm/US 6 needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
5 mm/US 8 needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
Or needles that will give you the required gauge.

NOTIONS
-Stitch markers – removable; 1 of different color or style for marking -start of round
-Length of contrasting color waste yarn for stitch holder
-Yarn needle

GAUGE
18 stitches/22 rows = 4 inches square in stockinette stitch using 5 mm/US 8 needles.
18 stitches/20 rows = 4 inches square in stranded knitting using 5 mm/US 8 needles.

SIZE INFORMATION
S: 33”/82,5 cm M: 37”/92,5 cm L: 42”/105 cm XL: 47”/117,5 cm XXL: 51”/127,5 cm