Sipila by Caitlin Hunter
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Sipila

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
780 - 1780 yards (713 - 1628 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Bust circumference: 38.5 (42.5, 45.5, 50.25, 54.25, 58.25, 61.25, 65)” [98 (108, 116.5, 127.5, 137.5, 148, 157, 165) cm]
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Sipila is a Mother’s Day gift, firstly for my own mom, who taught me how to make my own clothes and knits all my patterns, just because! The name Sipila is my Finnish grandmother’s maiden name, and I named it for her in honor of all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, daughters and in our lives. Thank you, Mom!

Yarn kits will be available from both of the indie dyers who provided yarn support for this project, Olann and House of A La Mode, please check their sites for details!

NOTES!
Sipila is knit from the top down in the round. There are options for either long or short sleeves included in the pattern; make sure you check the suggested yardage for the version you prefer, as the long sleeve version will require more yardage. The body length is easily customizable, but changing it will also affect the yardage, so please keep that in mind. If you are using hand painted or speckled yarn, it is highly recommended to alternate skeins for the main color (C1) to avoid noticeable color blocks and/or pooling. The contrast color (C2) doesn’t need to be alternated.
The gauge for this design is intentionally loose to create a drapey, lightweight fabric.

MATERIALS
Yarn
2 colors of fingering weight yarn, superwash singles are suggested.

Short sleeve sample uses Olann
Singles, 100% Superwash Merino
400 yards 366 m/100g
C1: Dame (violet)
C2: Love Vigilante (blush speckle)

Long Sleeve sample uses House of A La Mode
Fingering Single Ply, 100% Superwash Merino
400 yards 366 m/100g
C1: Bunny (white)
C2: Loon Lake (black multicolor)

Yardage
Short Sleeve
C1: 564 (627, 682, 750, 810, 866, 927, 975) yards
516 (573, 624, 686, 741, 792, 848, 892) m
C2: 176 (196, 214, 235, 253, 270, 289, 307) yards
157 (179, 196, 215, 247, 264, 281) m
Long Sleeve
C1: 819 (910, 990, 1088, 1175, 1260, 1344, 1426) yards
749 (832, 905, 995, 1074, 1152, 1229, 1304) m
C2: 308 (343, 373, 410, 443, 473, 506, 536) yards
282 (314, 341, 375, 405, 433, 463, 490) m

Needles:
Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.
US 2/ 2.75 mm
US 4/ 3.5 mm

Other Notions:
Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle

Gauge:
22 sts and 30 rounds over 4” 10 cm after blocking in both colorwork and stockinette.

Sizes:
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 12-14” 30.5-35.5 cm of positive ease at the bust and 2” 5 cm of positive ease at the upper arm. The gauge is intentionally loose to create a fabric that drapes nicely and flatters the body. As the sleeve has less ease than the body, it is important to choose a size that will comfortably fit around the upper arm. Sizes are given as numbers, check the measurements to determine the proper size for your sweater.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Bust circumference:
38.5 (42.5, 46, 50.25, 54.25, 58.25, 62, 65)”
98 (108, 117, 127.5, 138, 148, 157.5, 165) cm

Sleeve circumference at upper arm:
11 (12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15.5, 17.5, 19)”
28 (30.5, 32, 33, 35.5, 39.5, 44.5, 48.5) cm