Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf

Sanguine Sweater

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1330 - 1900 yards (1216 - 1737 m)
1 - 9
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You’re looking at the very first Morthunder Sweater pattern! After releasing over 50 beanie patterns in the Fall of 2018, it was finally time for me to start moving on to making unique garments! I hope you enjoy!

My testers and I have spent lots of time working out the kinks to make sure this sweater pattern is soo simple that the hardest part is choosing which color palette to do first! But if you still encounter an error in the math that you just can’t seem to get past, email me (it’s the quickest) and I will help you get past that point, (and hopefully make the pattern simpler for those who knit it in the future).

Sizes range from 28” - 60” bust, with a 4” positive ease, which means that whatever size you choose will have an additional 4” added to the finished size. In example, I have a 34 inch bust (at the fullest point) and I knitted the size 3, which is 40” when finished, which means I ultimately had 6” of extra material around the bust and it is very comfortable!

Sizes are labeled as 1 - 9 and are separated in two PDF’s: 1 - 5 on one PDF and sizes 6 - 9 on a second PDF. I did this so that it would make the page count smaller and save everyone some paper and ink (gee golly ink is expensive!!). You can even skim through the pattern and skip printing some pages that don’t have instructions for your size on them and save even more ink and paper!

Sizes 1 - 9 correlate to the finished bust measurement below.
(28”, 32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”, 60”)
(81cm, 91cm, 101cm, 111cm, 122cm, 132cm, 142cm, 152cm, 162cm)

NOTE: Size 9 has not been tested, therefore if you are interested in testing size 9 and giving me feedback, I will offer you the pattern for free. (This offer is only available to size 9, all other sizes have been tested). Please email me at Contactmorthunder@gmail.com.

Yardage:
For sizes 1 - 3:
Color A - 220 yards of DK weight yarn
Color B - 220 yards of DK weight yarn
Color C - 220 yards of DK weight yarn
Color D - 220 yards of DK weight yarn
Main Color (white) - 450 yards of DK weight yarn

For size 4 + 5:
Color A - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color B - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color C - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color D - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Main Color (white) - 600 yards of DK weight yarn

For size 6 + 7:
Color A - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color B - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color C - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color D - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Main Color (white) - 600 yards of DK weight yarn

For size 8 + 9
Color A - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color B - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color C - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Color D - 300 yards of DK weight yarn
Main Color (white) - 700 yards of DK weight yarn

Gauge: 4” = 22 stitches and 28 rows

Notes:

  • This sweater is constructed from the neck down then separated into the torso and sleeves. The torso is worked and finished, then the sleeve stitches are picked back up knitted down to the cuff.

  • Fit: This sweater is designed to be a little spacious in the armpits so that it fits a vast spectrum of sizes amidst the average bust sizes listed below.

  • It’s easiest to follow this pattern by printing it out, but if you don’t have access to a printer, holding your phone sideways will work!

  • This pattern uses 30” circular knitting needles, if you are making a larger size, you may want to consider using 40” needles so that it’s easier to move your stitches across with greater ease.

Before you cast on, make sure you’re comfortable with these techniques:

  1. Learn how to knit in the round

  2. Get comfortable with color work, try this pattern first. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sanguine-beanie

  3. Learn how to wrap and turn. Try this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe6OlMna3zQ&t=165s

  4. Learn how to M1 using the backward loop cast on.