Pixels Pullover by EweKnit Toronto

Pixels Pullover

Knitting
March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
820 - 1600 yards (750 - 1463 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)
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Also available as a kit!

The Pixels Pullover is a beautiful and modern sweater with a wide open neckline, cropped length, and a bold all over colour work motif. It’s knit in incredibly soft Drops Air, which is a blown alpaca blend that is both light and warm. Claudia Q designed and knitted this pullover during her 13 hour plane ride home from Japan earlier this year, and it kept her thoroughly entertained the entire flight. When travelling in Japan she saw so many beautiful things, and was inspired to create something equally as lovely to bring back as a sort of souvenir in the form of knitwear. 

Designed by Claudia Q

PATTERN NOTES
This sweater is worked from the top down with raglan shaping. A section of wrap and turn short rows are worked at the back neck and back hem to help with fit. Sleeve instructions are written to use DPNs, however an alternate method of working small circumferences can be used, such as Magic-Loop, or a short circular needle for the larger sizes. When working stranded colour work, keep floats in the back loose to maintain stretch. For floats longer than 5 sts, twist yarns together in the back.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X) To be worn with 6” / 15 cm positive ease. Shown in size XS.
See finished measurements below.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 35½ (40, 42¼, 46½, 51¼, 55½, 57¾, 62)” / 90.5 (101.5, 107, 118.5, 130, 141, 147, 158) cm
Body Length from Underarm: 8½ (9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11½, 12)” / 21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5 28, 29, 30.5) cm
Upper Arm: 11 (13¼, 13¼, 15½, 17¾, 20, 20, 22)” / 28 (34, 34, 39.5, 45, 51, 51, 56) cm
Sleeve Length from Underarm: 10½ (11, 11½, 12, 12½, 13, 13½, 14)” / 26.5 (28, 29, 30.5, 32, 33, 34, 35.5) cm
Yoke Depth (front): 5¼ (5½, 7, 7½, 9, 9¼, 10¾, 11)” / 13.5 (14.5, 18, 19, 22.5, 23.5, 27, 28) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Garnstudio Drops Air (Aran weight; 65% Alpaca, 28% Nylon, 7% Wool; 164 yards / 150 meters per 50g)
MC - 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls in medium grey
CC - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls in black
Needles
5.00 mm (US 8) circular needle, 24” / 60 cm, and a set of Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or needle in your preferred style for working small circumferences in the round
5.00 mm (US 8) circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes), or needles required to obtain correct gauge
Notions
4 stitch markers (1 different for BOR), waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colour work square pattern on 5.00 mm (US 8) needle, after blocking

TECHNIQUE USED
Long-tail cast on
Working flat and in the round
Knitting and purling
Working stranded colour work
Increasing and decreasing
Backward Loop cast on
Working with DPNs (optional)
Working wrap and turn short-rows
Binding off