Painting Honeycombs Sweater by Stephen West

Painting Honeycombs Sweater

Knitting
February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch before blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1220 - 2260 yards (1116 - 2067 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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Honeycombs decorate the circular yoke of this seamless top-down sweater. Choose a main color in DK weight and five contrast color pops. The slip stitch honeycombs are surprisingly simple to knit as you work with only one color at a time. This project is suitable for adventurous beginners if this is your first colorwork sweater project. Try on the sweater as you knit to customize the body and sleeve length. This design offers lots of mindless stockinette stitch knitting as you knit and watch your favorite shows. The colorwork yoke will make you addicted to honeycombs, so you can knit a matching Painting Honeycombs Hat or Shawl too!

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Green sweater shown in Large size on a 44” / 112cm chest circumference with about 2” / 5cm of positive ease.

Finished Measurements: 35 (39, 42, 46, 50, 55, 59, 63, 67)“ / 89 (99, 107, 117, 127, 140, 150, 160, 170)cm finished chest circumference.

Sleeve and body lengths are customizable.

Yarn: DK weight

Yardage: MC - approximately 1050 (1200, 1330, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930)yds / 960 (1097, 1216, 1308, 1399, 1490, 1582,1673, 1765)m
CC - approximately 170 (190, 210, 230, 250, 270, 290, 310, 330)yds / 155 (174, 192, 210, 229, 247, 265, 283, 302)m total

You will need 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins of West Wool Tandem for the MC.

Shown in: West Wool Tandem

Green Sweater (Large Size)
MC - Green Olive
CC’s - 5 DK weight color pops

Gold Sweater (Small Size)
MC - Glow
CC - Pebble, French Grey, Mouse

You can hold fingering weight double for your CC honeycomb pops as well.

Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or 1 size smaller than the larger main needle
US 6 / 4mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumferences in the round.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch before blocking.