Poise Sweater by Hanna | HERBGARDEN knitwear

Poise Sweater

Knitting
July 2023
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1870 - 4713 yards (1710 - 4310 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7} (8, 9, 10) {11, 12, 13} (14, 15, 16) {17, 18}
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Isn’t it amazing how our clothes sometimes can affect our mood and boost ourconfidence? How putting on your favorite sweater can set you up for a good day? For me POISE is just that sweater. As soon as I put it on I feel calm, warm, elegant and graceful.

And it is such a fun and carefree knit, too. POISE is worked seamlessly from the top down. You first cast on stitches for the neckband and shape the neckline with short rows. Then you work the entertaining yoke that features both stranded colorwork and an easy to work textured stitch that almost looks like cables. When the yoke it complete, you split for body and sleeves and cast on a few extra stitches at the underarm for a perfect fit. The body and the sleeves are then worked in the round.

I hope you will enjoy POISE just as much as I do! Happy knitting!

This pattern was professionally tech edited and test knit before the release. I was not able to find testers for the sizes 2, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 18 though. If you are interested in testing one of these sizes, please send me a message.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7} (8, 9, 10) {11, 12, 13} (14, 15, 16) {17, 18}
with bust circumference of finished garment:

75 (80, 85, 90) {95, 100, 105} (110, 115, 120) {125, 130, 135} (140, 145.5,150) {155, 160} cm

29.5 (31.5, 33.5, 35.5) {37.5, 39.25, 41.25} (43.25, 45.25, 47.25) {49.25,51.25, 53.25} (55, 57.25, 59) {61, 63}“

POISE is intended to be worn with 2 - 5cm / 0.75 - 2” of positive ease aroundthe bust.

YARN
Holst Supersoft (50g, 287m / 314yrd, 50% merino, 50% shetland)
2 strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire project.

Main Color
280 (300, 320, 350) {370, 390, 420} (440, 470, 520) {530, 570, 600} (650, 680,700) {720,730} g in color “Space”

Contrast Color
18 (17, 17, 19) {19, 19, 22} (22, 22, 22) {22, 22, 22} (22, 22, 21) {21, 21} g in color “Almond”

Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

GAUGE
20 sts and 32 rounds = 10cm / 4” in Stockinette stitch with larger needle after blocking

Make sure to have the same gauge for the colorwork and the plain Stockinette. Some people need to use two different needle sizes to achieve that.

NEEDLES
4mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with) for main fabric
and
3.5mm needles for the ribbing

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • German Twisted Cast On (video tutorial included)
  • German Short Rows (video tutorial included)
  • stranded colorwork
  • textured stitches (detailed description in the pattern)