Purpur by Claudia Eisenkolb

Purpur

Knitting
May 2018
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1356 - 1985 yards (1240 - 1815 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 84 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134) cm/ 33" (37", 41", 45", 48¾", 52¾")
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Purpur is a sweater worked from the top down. All parts are joined by picking up stitches from previous parts, no seaming required.

Having finished both shoulder parts, they are joined by picking up stitches, each for front and back, and short rows are worked until the armhole has been reached. from this point the body as well as the sleeves are worked in the round down to the hem.

Two silken yarns in the same color but a different tonal range set color blocking accents. The yarn used for the sleeves is also used for a large block stripe at the bottom of the sweater.

A slightly a-line shape and small vents on the hem make Purpur an easy-to-wear sweater.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 84 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134) cm/ 33” (37”, 41”, 45”, 48¾“, 52¾”)
Intended to be worn with 5–12 cm/ 2–5” positive ease around the body.

Sample is shown in colorways sd6376 (Sedaca) and bo3041 (Bora) in size L on a 102 cm/ 40” mannequin with 12 cm/5” positive ease around bust.

Yardage
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Sedaca or approx. 660 (690, 720, 750, 800, 850) meters/ 720 (755, 790, 820, 875, 930) yards light fingering weight yarn to obtain given gauge
2 (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins Bora or approx. 580 (640, 700, 750, 820, 880) meters/ 635 (700, 765, 820, 900, 965) yards heavy lace weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

Gauge
28 sts x 40 rows per 10 cm/ 4“ in stockinette stitch with needle 3.00 mm/US2½ after washing and blocking (same for both yarns)

Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if neccessary to obtain gauge.

Needles
3.00 mm/ US2½ circular needle

Notions
3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

Required techniques
CO, knit and purl stitches, decreases: k2tog, ssk, increases: M1L, M1R,
Short rows (wrap & turn) and picking up sts from rows.

Skill level
Advanced

Pattern has been tested and proof read.