Purpurea sweater | light by Teti Lutsak

Purpurea sweater | light

Knitting
April 2023
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Light Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round on 3.0 mm (US 2.5)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1564 - 2701 yards (1430 - 2470 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) see more details below
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Purpurea is no ordinary cable sweater.
With a beautifully accentuated scoop neck, a well fitting round yoke with a pattern of growing cables and a body with cute little side slits, it is a very modern yet potentially timeless garment.

  • Designed to be oversized, the pullover is knit top-down in the round and can be split into two halves to be worked flat for the slits.
  • The side slits are optional.
  • There are two sleeve options as well: straight wide (as shown above) and gathered cuff sleeve.

You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process in this podcast episode.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for eight sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) with a finished bust circumference of ca. 100 (110, 120, 133, 143) (153, 163, 173) cm // 40 (44, 48, 53, 57) (61, 65, 69) in incl. at least 25 cm (10 in) of positive ease.
  • The sample is shown in size 2 with straight wide sleeves on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with ca. 84–66–94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements.
  • For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic. For a more fitted version go one size down.

Yarn

Light Fingering weight:

  • ca. 220 (230, 250, 270, 300) (340, 355, 380) g or 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) skeins of No.4 from G-Uld, 75% Falkland Merino and 25% Gotland wool with ca. 650 m (711 yds) per 100 g skein, shown in colourway Walnut;

held together with 1 strand of lace weight silk-mohair:

  • ca. 160 (170, 180, 195, 215) (245, 255, 275) g or 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) (10, 11, 11) skeins of Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting for Olive, 70% Mohair and 30% Silk with ca. 225 m (246 yds) per 25 g skein, shown in colourway Brown Nougat;

  • or ca. 1430 (1495, 1625, 1755, 1950) (2210, 2308, 2470) m // 1564 (1635, 1777, 1919, 2133) (2417, 2524, 2701) yds of any other fingering/sport weight yarn or combination of yarns with a matching gauge for the wide sleeve version. You will need ca. 100 m (109 yds) less yarn for the gathered cuff sleeve version.

Needles and notions

  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) main circular needles;
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles for the double band;
  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) cable needle or any similar size straight needle to act as a cable needle;
  • spare cables, spare circular needles or scrap yarn to keep sts on hold;
  • a few stitch markers;
  • a tapestry needle for tubular bind off and to weave in the ends.

Gauge

  • 24 sts & 30 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles over stockinette st in the round after blocking;
  • 32 sts & 32 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles over cable pattern of the body in the round after blocking (3-3LC, p2, 3-3RC, p2);
  • 30 sts & 36 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles over 1x1 ribbing in the round after blocking.

Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Additional notes

⚘ The neck is going to stretch under the weight of all the cables, so make sure you cast on and work the neck and double band tightly. It will prevent from overstretching.

⚘ Pick your size wisely, there won’t be a chance to switch between sizes as you go. Slight adjustments are possible by adding increases to the cables on the yoke or body. But it should already be spacious enough if you pick the right size.

⚘ Based on test feedback, there is now also a chart for the yoke included in the pattern for those, who find it easier to follow and track the progress.

Happy knitting and thank you for supporting my work,
Teti