Shadow Slipstitch Sweater by Boadicea Binnerts

Shadow Slipstitch Sweater

January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in shadow box slipstitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
798 - 1252 yards (730 - 1145 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL (30, 34, 38, 42, 46)"
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A high fashion slouchy sweater in two-color slipstitch with a nice warm cowl neck. The seemingly complicated colorwork is created throughout in the same 4-row slipstitch pattern, meaning you never have to work more than one color at a time!

It’s knit in the round, bottom-up, with a few back and forth rows for the arm-openings. The current fit is made up with curving side seams that end in the low-set sleeve openings.

The sleeves are picked up from the sleeve openings, so there’s no sewing here whatsoever. However, you could also knit the sleeves flat…

And the bonus feature is: you could wear it inside out! The loops of yarn on the inside are, to my mind, as pretty as the outside…

For women’s garments: XS (S, M, L, XL) (shown in size L on a size S model)

(A) Lana Grossa Baby Seta Color (Natural); 7 (8,9, 10, 11) skeins(798-1254 yards)
(B) Lana Grossa Baby Seta Color (Black); 7 (8,9, 10, 11) skeins(798-1254 yards)
The main yarn is a very light, chainette yarn. To mimic this lightness, use chainette or air yarns if you can find them, otherwise try fingering/sport/sock yarns.
Alternatives: madelinetosh MCN sport, madelinetosh TML, Berroco Maya, Filatura di Crosa Prestige Baby, colourmart 4ply/fingering or light dk, Lana Grossa Alta Moda Fine, BC Garn Silkbloom Fino, Drops Alpaca