Pink Velvet by Andrea Mowry

Pink Velvet

by Andrea Mowry
Knitting
February 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round with larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
799 - 1848 yards (731 - 1690 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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I was traveling to teach when I spotted the yarn for this sweater - the same colorway, but on two very different bases. I was immediately inspired and knew I wanted to put them to use in a beautiful colorwork yoke. The texture of the Melted Suri adds a romantic, vintage feel to this circular yoke pullover. Worked from the top down seamlessly, you can try Pink Velvet on as you go and adjust lengths to suit your personal style! (Just make sure if you are adding length, to purchase extra yarn to accommodate for the extra yardage needed.)

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm
Recommended ease is 0 - 2”/0 - 5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 2”/5 cm of positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
MC - Fingering weight (480 m/120 g)
660 (741, 848, 936, 1060)(1144, 1285, 1423, 1526) yds
151 (170, 194, 214, 243)(262, 294, 326, 349) g
603 (678, 775, 856, 970)(1046, 1175, 1300, 1396) m

CC - Fingering weight (175 m/50 g)
139 (156, 179, 198, 224)(241, 271, 300, 322) yds
37 (41, 47, 52, 59)(63, 71, 79, 84) g
127 (143, 164, 181, 205)(221, 248, 274, 294) m

SUGGESTED YARN
MC - Qing Fibres Yak Singles (65% Merino/20% Silk/15% Yak) 120 g/480 m - 2 (2, 2, 2, 3)(3, 3, 3, 3) skeins Peachy

CC - Qing Fibres Melted Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca/25% Merino/10% Silk) 175 m/50 g - 1 (1, 1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) skein/s Peachy

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm –24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32”/80 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs, plus a spare for the Tubular Bind Off.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The ribbing needle should be 1 US size smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
24 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking. Take care during the colorwork yoke - some knitters knit colorwork tighter and may need to go up a needle size for that portion of the sweater.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Tubular cast on
Tubular bind off
Ribbing
Short rows
Circular yoke shaping
Increasing
Decreasing
Picking up stitches
Following a chart for stranded colorwork
Working with two colors (stranded colorwork)
Knitting in the round