Sinistram by Debra Gerhard


October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1220 - 2175 yards (1116 - 1989 m)
32 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44.75)" [48, 51.25, 54.5]"
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Sinistram is a top-down, raglan sweater with very slight waist shaping that extends to an A-line shape along the hips. The shaping can also be completely eliminated resulting in a straight up and down shape or the slight waist shaping may be worked without the additional A-line shaping. German short rows (a video tutorial is provided) are used to shape the neckline. The sweater is knit in-the-round with a simple, yet elegant, fair isle motif adorning both the lower waist/hips and sleeves. The fair isle motif is presented in both charted and written form. Instructions are provided throughout the pattern for tailoring the sweater to the knitter’s preferences.

Brown and teal sweater shown in colorways Melted Chocolate (MC) and Perfect Beach Day (CC).

Gauge: 20 sts by 32 rounds = 4” in Stockinette St on US 7
20 sts by 26 rounds = 4” in Fair Isle pattern on US 7

Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) 7, 8, 9 skeins of Spirit Trail Fiberworks Verdande in MC and 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2 skein(s) in CC.

Equivalent worsted weight yarn:
1100 (1190, 1300, 1400, 1500) 1625, 1750, 1825 yards in MC and 210 (220, 250, 260, 275) 300, 320, 350 yds in CC

Sizes:S (M1, M2, L1, L2) XL1, XL2, XXL

Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44.75)“ 48,
51.25, 54.5
” with 2-4” of positive ease recommended

Needles & Notions:
One US6/4.0 mm 16-inch circular needle
One US6/4.0 mm 29-inch circular needle
One US7/4.5 mm 16-inch circular needle
One US7/4.5 mm 24-inch and a larger circular needle
Four US6/4.0 mm Double-Pointed Needles (DPNs)
Four US7/4.5 mm DPNs

Four stitch markers; three in one color and a fourth in a different color

Stitch holders or waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

If you are going to Rhinebeck this weekend, you can see the sweater at the Spirit Trail Fiberworks Booth in Building A, Booths 3 and 4. And if you can’t get there, be sure to check out her website after this weekend with all the lovely yarn for this sweater here.