Salina Pullover by Bristol Ivy

Salina Pullover

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1245 - 2185 yards (1138 - 1998 m)
Bust circumference, after seaming: 40 (43¼, 46¼, 49¼, 52½, 57¾, 61, 64, 67¼, 70¼)” / 101.5 (110, 117.5, 125, 133.5, 146.5, 155, 162.5, 171, 178.5) cm., with 7-8” / 18 - 20.5 cm of intended positive ease.
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In this sweater, I wanted to focus on the linear elements that make me buzz with joy when I see the prairie, the way the rows of corn and grain line up and radiate away as you drive by. These rows of grain, geometric and organic at the same time, always make me feel like the center of some cosmic plan.

The sweater body is worked flat in pieces, with shaping worked at shoulders and saddle. After these pieces are complete, they are seamed together, and sleeves are picked up and knit out from the body in the round, with German short rows used to shape the sleeve cap. Finally, a neckband is picked up and worked in
the round.

Finished Dimensions
Bust circumference, after seaming: 40 (43¼, 46¼, 49¼, 52½, 57¾, 61, 64, 67¼, 70¼)” / 101.5 (110, 117.5, 125, 133.5, 146.5, 155, 162.5, 171, 178.5) cm., with 7-8” / 18 - 20.5 cm of intended positive ease.

Yarn
Peace Fleece DK
Native / Non-Native American fine wool and
Texas Mohair
350 yards per 4 oz skein
Shown in
Sheplova Mushroom, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins or
1245 (1340, 1440, 1535, 1635, 1800, 1895, 1995, 2090, 2185) yd in a DK weight yarn.

Needles
Size A: US 7 4.50 mm: 32” circ., or straight needles if preferred for flat knitting (cable patt needle)
Size B: US 6 4.00 mm: 32” circ., or DPNs, if not using the magic loop method for small circumference knitting (stockinette needle)
Size C: US 5 3.75 mm: 32” circ., and DPNs, if not using the magic loop method for small circumference knitting (garter needle for sleeve)
Size D: US 4 3.5 mm: 16” / 32” circ., or straight needles if preferred for flat knitting (garter patt needle for hem and neckline)

Gauge
27.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on Size A needle, after wet-blocking
25 sts and 30 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on Size B needle, after wet-blocking

Special Techniques
Long-tail cast-on
SSK bind-off
German short rows

Notions
Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Waste Yarn
Tapestry Needle