Rai Rai Sweater by Leeni Hoi

Rai Rai Sweater

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
689 - 1312 yards (630 - 1200 m)
XS-XXL
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Rai Rai is a modernly striped sweater and a perfect way to use your left-overs and show your creativity.

Rai Rai is a canvas where you can paint your own style: choose a neutral colorway for the base and use multiple colors from the same palette unevenly to make an interesting combination, pick up one neutral color for stripes to make the sweater a true classic or just work a perfect unicolor sweater with a circular yoke. You choose!

The design of Rai Rai is lightly cropped. It has a split hem that is a bit shorter on the front side so it’s perfect for layering, to wear with a blouse or under a jacket. The sleeves are three-quarter long, but they are easy to adjust for short sleeves or continue for longer ones if you prefer them.

So let’s begin the striping party! Rai Rai!

SIZES
XS, S, (M, L, XL, XXL) / Your bust 80, 90 (100, 110, 120, 130) cm / 32, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”

The design is relaxed and a bit cropped boxy sweater. Choose a size with approx. 0-15 cm (0-6”) of positive ease.

Finished bust circumference: 85, 95 (105, 115, 125, 135) cm / 34, 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)”

YOU NEED…
…YARN:
-Main color: 2, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of fingering weight single merino yarn suggested, such as Hedgehog Fibres, La Bien Aimée, Madelinetosh Tosh light, Lystig Yarn (100 g / 366 m). Yardage: 170, 200 (230, 260, 300, 330) g / 625, 735 (845, 955, 1100, 1210) m / 6, 7.1 (8.1, 9.2, 10.6, 11.6) oz / 685, 805 (925, 1045, 1205, 1325) yd
-Popping colors for stripes, approx. 2-3 g (0.07-0.11 oz) for every stripe

TIP: If you don’t have base yarn enough, make shorter sleeves or add more stripes! This is a fun left-over project so you don’t need to buy too much yarn.

…NEEDLES:
-Main needle: 3,5 mm (US4) 40 cm, 80 cm and optionally 120 cm / 16”, 32” and optionally 48” circular needle or the size to obtain the gauge
-Sleeve needle: 3,5 mm (US4) DPN’s, if you don’t use the main needle and magic loop method
-Neckline needle: 2,75 mm (US2) 40 cm (16”) circular needle or longer if you prefer magic loop
-Cuff needle: 2,75 mm (US2) DPN’s if you don’t use the main needle and magic loop method

…OTHER:
-3 stitch markers
-Tapestry needle for sewing bind off (sleeves)

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First published at Taito Magazine in Finnish, now available as individual pattern.