Sheer V Sweater

Knitting
December 2019
yarn held together
Lace
+ Light Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, flat and blocked on main body needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1164 - 3838 yards (1064 - 3509 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) to fit bust measurement of: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)(48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”
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An illusion v neck floating between generous bell sleeves makes for a soft, ethereal sweater that recalls the figure skating dresses of my youth.

Choose What You Pay: In order to price my designs in a manner that maintains both financial accessibility and fair pricing, I will be using a “Choose What You Pay” model for this pattern.

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Sizes:
XXS, XS (S, M, L, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit:
24-26, 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)(48-50, 52-54, 58-58, 60-62)”
61-66, 71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117)(122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158)cm

Finished Garment Measurements are as follows:
26, 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)(50, 54, 58, 62)”
66, 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117)(127, 137, 147.5, 157.5)cm

These finished garment measurements result in a sweater with 0-2” (5cm) of positive ease at the bust. This means that the finished garment will be 0-2” (5cm) larger than your actual bust measurement.

Yardage:
Full Sweater
Mohair:
576-662, 660-759 (753-866, 853-981, 958-1102, 1068-1228)(1185-1363, 1306-1600, 1565-1800, 1650-2000)yds
527-605, 603-694 (688-792, 780-897, 876-1007, 976-1122)(1083-1246, 1194-1463, 1431-1646, 1509-1829)m

Fingering:
588-676, 674-775 (769-884, 871-1002, 978-1125, 1091-1255)(1210-1392, 1333-1533, 1464-1684, 1598-1838)yds
537-618, 616-708 (703-808, 796-916, 894-1028, 997-1147)(1106-1272, 1218-1401, 1338-1539, 1461-1680)m

If you wish to add length to the body, you will need the following supplemental yardage per additional inch knit:
18, 21 (24, 26, 29, 32)(35, 37, 40, 43)yds
16, 19 (22, 24, 27, 29)(32, 34, 37, 39)m

Note: the individual yarn estimates below are provided as a courtesy for those wishing to work mods and are low end estimates. They have not been tested.

Body Only
Mohair:
291, 346 (419, 490, 576, 657)(755, 846, 955, 1057)yds
266, 316 (383, 448, 527, 601)(690, 774, 873, 967)m

Fingering:
297, 353 (428, 501, 588, 671)(770, 864, 975, 1079)yds
272, 323 (391, 458, 538, 614)(704, 790, 892, 987)m

Sleeves Only
Mohair:
285, 314 (334, 363, 382, 411)(431, 460, 479, 508)yds
261, 287 (305, 332, 349, 376)(394, 421, 438, 465)m

Fingering:
291, 321 (341, 370, 390, 420)(440, 469, 489, 519)yds
266, 294 (312, 338, 357, 384)(402, 429, 447, 475)m)

For specific yardage used by testers of various sizes, see the Sheer V Sweater Sizing and Yardage Information Spreadsheet. Note that there are not measurements for the 4X and 5X sizes, as the testers for those sizes have not yet completed their tests.

Suggested Yarn:
Ocean by the Sea Quill (Light Fingering, 100% Falkland Single Ply, 541y/150g)
Ocean by the Sea Mohair Silk (Lace, 72% Mohair/28% Silk, 459yds/50g)

Mohair and fingering are held together throughout the whole pattern, with the exception of the sheer panel, which is knit in mohair only.

Note that while I used a single-ply for my fingering yarn, you can use any fingering yarn that works for you, plied or unplied. Any fingering + lace combination you can get gauge with will work.

Also note that the sheerness of the V neck portion of the sweater will vary depending on the content of silk in the mohair blend. If you would like a more sheer V, you will want to look for mohair blends that are 60% mohair and 40% silk. If you would like the V to be more opaque, you will want to look for mohair blends that are either 70% mohair & 30% silk, or 72% mohair and 28% silk.

Mohair recommendations for a more sheer panel:
Julie Asselin Anatolia: 60% Mohair, 40% Silk ($27.00, 320yds/25g)

Ito Sensai: 60% Mohair, 40% Silk ($16.00, 220 yards/20g)

Purl Soho Tussock: 60% Mohair, 40% Silk ($19.00, 328yds/25g)

To assist in making my designs for financially accessible, I’ve created a spreadsheet of budget yarn options. You will want to reference the fingering and lace tabs for yarns for this design.

A Note about Choosing Colors:
If you would like to do a tone on tone version of the sweater, I recommend that you use a mohair that is 60% Mohair 40% Silk in order to be able to see the contrast between the V and the main body.

If you use a yarn with a higher mohair content, I suggest at least some contrast in tone between the colors you use, as the V can get lost if the colors are too similar with the fuzzier mohair.

Gauge:
20 sts & 24 rows in 4”x 4” square on main body needles, blocked

Suggested Needles:
Tubular Cast On:
US 4 – 3.5mm 16-40” circular needles. This needle should be one size smaller than your ribbing needle.

Ribbing:
US 5 – 3.75mm 16-40” circular needles. This needle should be two sizes smaller than your main body needle.

Cuff Ribbing:
US 6 – 4mm 16-40” circular needles. This needle should be one size smaller than your main body needle.

Main Body:
US 7 – 4.5mm 16-40” circular needles, and preferred small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop

Choose a circular needle circumference that is at least several inches shorter than the garment measurement.

Materials:
Fingering weight yarn, mohair yarn, circular needles, stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, extra needle for 3-needle and tubular bind off, darning needle

Techniques:
knitting in the round, increasing, holding stitches, kitchener stitch, three needle bind off, wet blocking

Special Acknowledgement
I would like to credit Shay Johnson of Knit & Croshay for the marltarsia technique used in creating the neckline of this sweater. I learned the technique from her As If Tee pattern, which is available for purchase on Ravelry.

For information on my three samples, see the project pages located here:
White & Beige
Orange & Peach
Rose & Pale Blush

Helpful Links and Tutorials
1x1 Invisible Ribbed Bind Off (Sewn Kitchener Stitch)
How to Choose a Circular Needle Circumference

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