Public Works Pullover by Sarah Jordan

Public Works Pullover

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch and stranded colorwork in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1050 - 2200 yards (960 - 2012 m)
Finished chest/body circumference of 30.5, 32.75, 35, 37 (39.25, 41.5, 45.75, 48, 50, 54.5, 59) in./76.5, 82, 87.5, 92.5 (98, 103.5, 114.5, 120, 125.5, 136.5, 147.5) cm
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Form and function can happily coexist: This sweater was inspired by the geometric patterns I found in various manhole covers and other metal plates put in place by my city’s public works department.

Worked from the top down, this pullover incorporates beginner-friendly stranded colorwork motifs at the yoke, lower hem, and wrists. It has a relaxed fit, like your favorite old sweatshirt, and uses optional short rows to raise the back. The sample was made using a beautiful breed-specific Shetland yarn from the Ross Farm, a Pennsylvania Heritage Farm.

Finished sizes:
30.5, 32.75, 35, 37 (39.25, 41.5, 45.75, 48, 50, 54.5, 59) in./76.5, 82, 87.5, 92.5 (98, 103.5, 114.5, 120, 125.5, 136.5, 147.5) cm
Designed to be worn with 2-4 in./5-10 cm of positive ease; sample shown is size 37 in./92.5 cm worn with 2 in./5 cm of positive ease

Yarn requirements by size:
Main color: approximately 950, 1050, 1150, 1200 (1300, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650, 1850, 2000) yds./ 870, 960, 1050, 1100 (1190, 1235, 1325, 1420, 1510, 1695, 1830) m
Contrast color: approximately 100, 110, 120, 130 (140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200) yds./ 91.5, 100.5, 110, 119 (128, 137, 146.5, 155.5, 164.5, 174, 183) m

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