Sideshow by Melissa Kemmerer

Sideshow

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1358 - 3253 yards (1242 - 2975 m)
32.75 (36.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48.75, 52.75, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75)”/ 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162)cm finished bust circumference
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“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”
-PT Barnum

This pattern can be found in issue five of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Ornithology is the study of birds and the inspiration behind the colorway collection used for Sideshow. Knit top-down as a classic raglan-style pullover initially, all bets are off once you reach the sleeve divide. Side panels are worked in intarsia with four colors each; you can use the same four colors on each side or use eight colors in total. Reminiscent of the Big Top circus tent, Sideshow is a showstopper.

Sizes: 32.75 (36.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48.75, 52.75, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75)”/ 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162)cm finished bust circumference; to be worn with 4”/ 10cm of positive ease.

Needles: US 6/4.0mm or size to obtain gauge in 16”/ 40cm, 32”/ 80cm and 40”/ 100cm circulars and DPNs (for sleeves); and US 4/3.5mm or two sizes smaller than gauge needle in 16”/ 40cm and 40”/ 100cm circulars and DPNs (for sleeves).

Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10cm over Stockinette stitch.

Yarn: dk weight in MC and 8 CC’s: 1000 (1125, 1250, 1438, 1650, 1900, 2187, 2515, 2895) yards/ 941 (1059, 1177, 1354, 1553, 1788, 2058, 2367, 2725) meters MC; 65 yards/ 62 meters each of CC1 and CC5; 38 yards/ 36 meters each of CC2, CC3, CC4, CC6, CC7, CC8.

Notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn and/or stitch holders or spare needle cords, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Round Mountain Fibers Willow DK (100% superwash merino; 250 yards/229 meters per 100g) in Heron’s Nest (MC), Bunting Blue (CC1), Bee Eater Blue (CC2), Finch Blush (CC3), Bufflehead Purple (CC4), Warbler Yellow (CC5), Kestrel Orange (CC6), Jay Green (CC7), and Jay Blue (CC8). Sample shown in size 40.75”/ 102cm.

Schematics:
Neck circumference: 18.5 (19.25, 19.25, 20, 20, 20.75, 20.75, 21.5, 21.5)”/ 46 (48, 48, 50, 50, 52, 52, 54, 54)cm.
Armhole depth: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.25, 10.75)”/ 16 (17.5, 19, 20, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25.5, 26.5)cm.
Bust circumference: 32.75 (36.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48.75, 52.75, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75)”/ 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162)cm.
Circumference at 12”/ 30.5cm below bust: 65.5 (69.5, 73.5, 77.5, 81.5, 89.5, 93.5, 97.5)”/ 164 (174, 184, 194, 204, 214, 224, 234, 244)cm.
Sleeve length: 13.5 (13.5, 13.5, 13.5, 13.5, 14.5, 14.5, 14.5, 15.5)”/ 34.5 (34.5, 34.5, 34.5, 34.5, 37, 37, 37, 39.5)cm.
Length from underarm to bind-off: 21.5”/ 55cm, or desired length.