Sashiko

Knitting
May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
830 - 1375 yards (759 - 1257 m)
Bust circumference: about 31¼ (36, 40, 44¾, 48)" (79.5 [91.5, 101.5, 113.5, 122] cm).
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The clean simplicity of sashiko embroidery is enchanting. It’s elegant and modern with its repeating geometric forms, yet reaches back to a traditional fiber art. This pullover was inspired by sashiko and is worked from the top down, featuring a colorwork motif and linen stitch to keep the open, free-fl owing design. The sleeves are worked to three-quarter length and embellished with a section of the yoke motif. This beautiful sweater is intended to have a generous fi t in the Japanese fashion and is perfect for a day in the galleries. The collar, cuffs, and bottom edge are worked in linen stitch, and the bind-off creates a lovely, almost picot-like finish.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL).
Bust circumference: about 31¼ (36, 40, 44¾, 48)“ (79.5 91.5, 101.5, 113.5, 122 cm).

Designed to be worn with 2–4” (5–10 cm) of positive ease.

Sweater shown measures
40” (101.5 cm), modeled with
8” (20.5 cm) of positive ease.
yarn:

Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
MC: 750 (950, 975, 1175, 1260) yd (685 868, 891, 1074, 1152 m).
CC: about 80 (85, 90, 100, 115) yd (73 77, 82, 91, 105 m).

Shown here: Hazel Knits Cadence (100% Merino wool; 200 yd 183 m/3¾ oz 110 g):
MC: collegiate, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) balls; CC: thistle, 1 ball.

needles:
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular (cir); 32” (80 cm) cir; set of double-pointed (dpn).
Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 32” (80 cm) cir; dpn.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

notions:
Stitch marker (m); stitch; holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

gauge:
20 sts and 27 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st with smaller needle.
20 sts and 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork St st with larger needle.
20 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in linen st with smaller needle.

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