Rhombus Sweater by Suvi Simola

Rhombus Sweater

Knitting
February 2020
yarn held together
Sport
+ Sport
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles and yarn held double
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1435 - 3140 yards (1312 - 2871 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) see notes for more information
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Rhombus Sweater is a slightly cropped, raglan sleeved sweater with a simple lace pattern on front. It’s worked from top down in Sportweight yarn that’s held double. In the “Yarn” section, you can also find required yarn amounts for working this sweater in single thread Aran weight yarn.

The work begins with neckline shaping which is worked back and forth in rows. After that the fronts are joined and the rest of the upper body is worked in the round. When the raglan increases are completed, sleeve stitches are placed on hold and body is worked in the round towards the hem. Sleeve stitches are then placed back on needles and the sleeves are worked in the round towards the cuffs. Stitches for the neck ribbing are picked up around the neckline and the ribbing is worked in the round. The ribbing is then folded in half and stitched down to the inside of the sweater.
The lace pattern is both charted and fully written out.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 32 ½ (37, 40 ½, 45, 48 ½, 53, 56 ½, 61)” / 81 (92, 101, 112, 121, 132, 141, 152) cm
To fit the actual bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm
The sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 4 ½ -5” / 11-12 cm of positive ease. Shown in size S.

YARN
Approximately 8 (10, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18) skeins Drops Alpaca (100 % alpaca; 183 yds / 167 m per 50 g). Shown in color 9021 Mix
or approximately 1435 (1670, 1830, 2115, 2275, 2645, 2790, 3140) yds / 1310 (1525, 1670, 1930, 2075, 2415, 2545, 2865) m Sportweight yarn.

You can also work this sweater in single thread yarn. In this case you’ll need approximately
790 (919, 1006, 1163, 1250, 1453, 1533, 1725) yds / 722 (841, 920, 1064, 1144, 1329, 1403, 1578) Aran weight yarn. Please ignore the “yarn held double” instructions in pattern if doing so.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for neck ribbing and 32” / 80 cm long for body ribbing,
size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long for body,
size 7 US / 4.5 mm and size 8 US / 5 mm double pointed needles for sleeves or long circular needles if using Magic loop technique,
6 stitch markers (4 markers for raglan increases and 2 markers for the pattern on front),
row counter,
waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches,
tapestry needle.

GAUGE
18 sts and 25 rnds in Stockinette stitch using larger needles and yarn held double = 4” / 10 cm.