Rockets to Mars by Alexandra Long

Rockets to Mars

Knitting
May 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork chart
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 2300 yards (914 - 2103 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56, 60] in; 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 111.5) [122, 132,142, 152] cm
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Rockets to Mars is a unisex sweater, with optional waist shaping for a more feminine silhouette. It is worked seamlessly from the top down, starting with a 2x2 ribbed neckline. Optional short row shaping is added to the back of the sweater to shape the shoulders and neckline. The child sized version is called Rockets to the Stars.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7, 8, 9

To fit chest: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56, 60 in / 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 111.5) 122, 132,142, 152 cm

Finished Chest Measurements: 29½ (33½, 38, 42, 46) 50½, 54½, 59, 63 in / 74 (84, 95, 105, 115) 126, 136, 147.5, 157.5 cm

This pattern is designed to be worn with 5% positive ease or about 1-3 in (2.5–7.6 cm).

Yardage estimates, Worsted Weight yarn:
Main Color (MC): 864 (967, 1107, 1237, 1375) 1522, 1683, 1841, 1961 yds / 790 (885, 1012, 1131, 1258) 1392, 1540, 1683, 1794 m

Rocket Color (CC1): 106 (115, 133, 142, 150) 159, 177, 186, 194 yds / 97 (105, 121, 129, 138) 146, 162, 170, 178 m

Flame Color (CC2): 83 (88, 96, 101, 105) 119, 128, 132, 136 yds / 76 (80, 88, 92, 96) 109, 117, 121, 125 m

GAUGE
20 sts and 24 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) in colorwork in
the round, with larger needles, blocked
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
in the round, with larger needles, blocked
To save time, take time to check gauge.

NOTIONS
Needles:
•US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle for colorwork and body (or size
required to obtain gauge)
•US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle for ribbing
•16 in cord for the neck and yoke
•24–40 in cord for the body, depending on size
•Your choice of method for small diameter knitting for the
sleeves (i.e. double pointed needles, magic loop, etc)
12–22 Stitch markers (depending on size)
Stitch holders or waste yarn for sleeve stitches

Tech edited by Wool Enthusiast.
Pattern layout by Cardinal Innovative, McKLong