Queen Bean by Skeinanigans

Queen Bean

Knitting
January 2020
LolaBean Yarn Co. Coffee Bean
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
750 - 3000 yards (686 - 2743 m)
36 (42, 46, 52)(56, 62, 66, 72)” / 91.5 (106.5, 117, 132)(142, 157.5, 167.5, 183) cm actual bust of finished garment
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Queen Bean is the monarch of your closet, that perfect-fitting sweater that you reach for every time. Hold together fingering weight + mohair for a warm lightweight layer, or create a cozier pullover with a single strand of sport or DK weight. Queen Bean has a unique top-down construction that starts off with engaging short rows. Then you’ll breeze through the rest in stockinette. Using gorgeous LolaBean hand-dyed yarn makes for a garment you can’t resist knitting or wearing!

Sizing
A (B, C, D)(E, F, G, H)
36 (42, 46, 52)(56, 62, 66, 72)” /
91.5 (106.5, 117, 132)(142, 157.5, 167.5, 183) cm
Measurements reflect actual bust of finished garment.
Choose a size between +6” to +12” (+15 to +30.5 cm) relative to your bust measurement.

Suggested Yarn
LolaBean Yarn Co.: Coffee Bean
» Fingering; 70% SW Merino; 20% Yak; 10% Nylon
437 yds per 100g (400 m)
» » » Held together with
LolaBean Yarn Co.: Marrow Bean
» Lace; 72% Kid Mohair; 28% Silk
459 yds per 50g (420 m)
Ellie models her sample in size D with 8” of positive ease using “Say it Loud, I’m Yak and I’m Proud!” on Coffee Bean held together with “Queen Bean” on Marrow Bean.

Thanks so much to Adella from LolaBean Yarn Co. for providing yarn support for this pattern!

Yardage
Cropped Length
750 (800, 850, 900)(1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) yds /
685 (730, 780, 825)(915, 1005, 1100, 1190) m
Full Length
950 (1000, 1050, 1100)(1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) yds /
870 (915, 960, 1005)(1100, 1190, 1280, 1370) m
Note that, if holding yarns double, yardage must be met for each
strand of yarn used. For example, Ellie required 900 yds of Marrow Bean and 900 yds of Coffee Bean to complete her cropped sweater in a size D.

Gauge
Measurements taken after blocking.
stockinette in the round:
20 sts × 28 rnds = 4” × 4” (10 x 10 cm)
Adjust needle sizes as necessary to obtain gauge. Smaller needles will be 1 US size (≈0.5 mm) smaller than your gauge needle.

Needles / Notions
» US 7 (4.5 mm)
40” circular (100 cm) and additional needle(s) for your preferred method of small circumference knitting for Back, Front, Body and Sleeves
» US 6 (4 mm)
40” circular (100 cm) and additional needle(s) for your preferred method of small circumference knitting for Hem, Cuffs and Neckband
» Tapestry needle
» Smooth waste yarn or stitch holders
» (1) removable stitch marker
Ring marker(s)

Track Your Progress
This pattern was designed with the knitter in mind! As you complete each task, mark or fill in the Track Your Progress (TYP) task bubbles and repeat boxes so you never lose your place again. Happy knitting!

A wonderful team of knitters made Queen Bean possible. Thanks so much to Emma, Emma Janet, Jessica, Lis, Mara, Mel, Michelle, Samantha, and Sophie for test knitting and to Meaghan Schmaltz for tech editing!

Thanks so much to Kate Howland GraphicDyeworks for her wonderful graphic design work on Queen Bean!

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