Spark by Andrea Mowry

Spark

Knitting
July 2020
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit in the round on Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1497 - 2732 yards (1369 - 2498 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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We hope you will join us for the Spark & Spice KAL from August 1 - October 17, hosted in the Magpie Fibers Ravelry group and in their Facebook group by Kayla & Samm!

I love a good shawl collar cardi! This bottom up, raglan cardigan gives a classic look a twist with all-over colorwork. Spark is knit in the round and then steeked and finished off with a garter shawl collar and cozy belt to keep out those wintry winds!

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
Worn with 2”/5 cm front bands overlapping:
34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)”
86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127)(137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm
This sweater is intended to be worn with approximately 2-6”/5-15 cm positive ease. Sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust.
#sizeinclusive

YARN REQUIREMENTS
Worsted Weight in 2 colors-

MC - 528 (578, 626, 664, 722)(776, 831, 892, 963) g
1109 (1215, 1315, 1396, 1517)(1630, 1745, 1874, 2023) yds
1014 (1111, 1203, 1276, 1387)(1490, 1596, 1714, 1850) m

CC - 129 (141, 153, 163, 177)(190, 203, 218, 236) g
388 (425, 461, 489, 531)(571, 611, 656, 709) yds
355 (389, 421, 447, 486)(522, 559, 600, 648) m

SUGGESTED YARN
Magpie Fibers Nest Worsted (100 g/210 yds)
MC - Natural (White) - 6 (6, 7, 7, 8)(8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Spincycle Dream State (50 g/150 yds)
CC - Mississippi Marsala (warm tone multi) - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4)(4, 5, 5, 5) skeins

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 7/4.5 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and pre- ferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Sleeve Fabric: US 8/5 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs) OPTIONAL - In my experience, I have found that most of us knit tighter when working small circumference (IE sleeves) than larger circumference (IE body). Therefore, I HIGHLY recommend checking your sleeve gauge to make sure it is has not tightened up too much, resulting in sleeves that will be too small. If your gauge has tightened, I recommend going up a needle size (or more) to continue in the gauge required for this sweater.

Ribbing: US 5/3.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting. You may want a longer cord of 40”/100 cm to 60”/150 cm for knitting the shawl collar.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, and size down 2 needle sizes for ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (5 fixed, 8 locking), waste yarn and/or stitch holders, tapestry needle, scissors, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
20 sts & 22 rnds = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch knit in the round on Main Fabric needle, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Knitting
Purling
Steeking
Stranded colorwork
Chart reading
Double knitting
Short Rows
Ribbing
Casting on
Binding off
I-cord bind off
Increasing
Decreasing
Kitchener stitch

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!