Sol Inca by Jenjoyce Design

Sol Inca

Knitting
August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
590 - 1590 yards (539 - 1454 m)
29" to 49" (26" - 60" from gauge substitution chart)
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A top-down steeked colorwork yoke cardigan (and after-thought pullover) with original sun motifs by me. Design is inspired by and dedicated to alpaca & sheep farmers of the Peruvian Highlands, the living ancestors of the Inca Empire. Sol Inca is written as a classic circular seamless yoke cardigan, but pattern includes an option to convert to an “after-thought” pullover.

Construction is worked from neckline with short rows in back for a relaxed round neck, increases through colorwork yoke, separated into body and sleeves, steek reinforced & cut, and then last button bands picked up and worked. Pattern is written for 5 sts = 1 inch in worsted weight, but includes extensive substitution chart to adapt to many gauges, from sport to bulky weight ~~ broadening size range from 26” thru 60” in some yarn weights ~~ pick from your stash or showcase your own handspun!

See blog post “Sol Inca: The Inspiration”

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) 6 ((7, 8, 9, 10)) 11

Bust/chest, with bands overlapping: 29 (31, 32.5, 34.5, 37) 39 ((40.5, 43, 45, 46 )) 49 inches

Body length from underarm to bottom hem: 10.5 (11, 11.5, 12, 13) 13.5 ((14.5, 15, 15.5, 16.5)) 17 inches
Yoke depth from neck band to underarm at center front: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) 9.5 ((10, 10.5,11, 11.5)) 12 inches
Length at button band, yoke and body together: 17.5 (18.5, 19.5, 20.5, 22) 23((24.5, 25.5, 26.5, 28))29 inches
Sleeve circ of upper arm: 10.8 (11, 11.4, 12.8, 14.8) 15 ((15.4, 16.8, 17.2, 17.8))88 inches
Sleeve length from underarm to end of cuff: 13 (14, 14.75, 15.75, 16.5) 17.5((18.5, 19.5. 20.25, 21)) 22 inches
Shown: Green cardigan is size 4, light grey cardigan is size 3(in alternate colorway), ochre After-thought Pullover is size 2.
Yardage:
MC2: Neck, body & sleeves color: 590 (680, 800, 920, 1060) 1100 ((1210, 1310, 1400, 1480 ))1590 y (Yardage is only approximate, be sure to have extra on hand if you wish to add to lengths.)
MC1 :up to 1 (50g/110y) ball of yoke background for sizes 1-3, sizes 4-11 up to 2 balls (100g/220y).
C1 and C2: : 1 (50g) ball each color
Note: If knitting “Alternate Colorway“, C2 will be same as MC2 , so only 3 colors needed.

I invite Any & All who are knitting Sol Inca to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Design Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for SOL INCA. The kettle is on… see you there !