Snakeroot by Gege à la Gomme

Snakeroot

Knitting
November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork with bigger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1472 - 3540 yards (1346 - 3237 m)
30(34, 38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58, 62]
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Snakeroot is noticeable for his unusual hybrid saddle-yoke construction. Saddles are introduced to add structure to the shoulders. The project is worked top down and seamlessly and requires short row shaping. The sweater is adorned with a block of stranded colorwork, which starts above the sleeve separation and ends a little over the ribbed hem. The resulting garment is chic, comfortable and easy to wear.

Materials
Yarn
Bleu Poussière, Pied Bleu, 400 yd
(366 m),100 g, 80% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% nylon (sample shown in Eau Profonde for MC and Rococo for CC)

Yardages
MC:
1119(1231, 1462, 1592, 1768) 1977, 2169, 2345, 2612 yd
1023(1126, 1337, 1456, 1617) 1808, 1983, 2144, 2388 m

CC:
353(381, 528, 559, 610) 660, 810, 869, 928 yd
323(348, 483, 511, 558) 604, 741, 795, 849 m

Needles
circular needles to work subsequently the yoke, body, and sleeves in the round in the following sizes:
Size A: US 3 (3.25 mm) (stockinette)
Size B: US 5 (3.75 mm) (colorwork)
Size C: US 2 (2.75 mm) (ribbing)

Notions
tapestry needle
10 stitch markers
yarn to hold sleeves sts

Sizes available
A(C, E, G, I) K, M, O, Q
to fit 30(34, 38, 42, 46) 50, 54, 58, 62 inches bust

Finished measurements
bust: 36(40, 44, 48, 52) 56, 60, 64, 68 inches
top sleeve circumference: 12(12, 16, 16, 20) 20, 20, 24, 24 inches

Techniques and skills involved
knitting in the round, stranded
colorwork, german short rows, tubular cast on, tubular bind off, picking up stitches

Pattern difficulty
intermediate

Gauge
(adjust needle size if necessary)
28 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
with needle size A
28 sts x 27 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in colorwork
with needle size B
28 sts x 35 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in ribbing 1x1
with needle size C
(measurements taken from blocked
swatches)

Tech edititing
Elodie Brunel