Spero by Jared Flood

Spero

Knitting
March 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork yoke pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1815 - 3570 yards (1660 - 3264 m)
37¼ (40¾, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼) (57¼, 61¼, 65¼, 69¼)” [94.5 (103.5, 115, 125, 135.5) (145.5, 155.5, 165.5, 176) cm] circumference at chest
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Burst into the brilliant sunlight and empower your creativity with the engaging and customizable Spero sweater. Knit seamlessly from the top-down, this playful pullover boasts interchangeable colorwork charts for a finished piece that speaks directly to your personal style. Modern geometrics meet traditional motifs, making for a fresh feeling to your stranded knitting.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment are charted only.


Construction

  • Spero is worked from the top-down, beginning with the neckband ribbing.
  • The sweater is shaped using a round yoke construction, with five increase rounds spaced out over the total yoke depth. The vertical spaces between these increase rounds involve no shaping so colorwork motifs can be worked freely without interruption. A yoke diagram is included to show how the yoke is shaped and where the short-row shaping occurs.
  • Instructions are included for three sleeve lengths: short, half, and long.
  • Alternative colorwork charts are provided and can be substituted at will to create your own unique garment. Or, design your own charts using the coloring sheet provided at the end of the pattern.

Finished Dimensions

  • 37¼ (40¾, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼) (57¼, 61¼, 65¼, 69¼)” [94.5 (103.5, 115, 125, 135.5) (145.5, 155.5, 165.5, 176) cm] circumference at chest
  • Sample shown is size 40¾”/103.5 cm with 7¾”/19.5 cm positive ease on model

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire — 100% Single-Source Colorado Merino Wool; 170 yards / 155 meters per 50g

  • 10 (11, 12, 14, 15) (16, 17, 18, 20) skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1) and Color 2 (C2)
  • Photographed in colors Fathom (MC), Poppy (C1), & Tendu (C2)

While this pattern was written for Ranch 03, a limited-edition yarn, Peerie can be used as a substitute for the pattern at the same gauge.

Yardage

  • 1650 (1820, 2035, 2250, 2445) (2610, 2815, 3050, 3280) yards [1509 (1664, 1861, 2057, 2236) (2387, 2574, 2789, 2999) meters] of MC; 85 (90, 100, 105, 110) (135, 135, 145, 150) yards [78 (82, 91, 96, 101) (123, 123, 133, 137) meters] of C1; 80 (80, 90, 100, 105) (120, 125, 135, 140) yards [73 (73, 82, 91, 96) (110, 114, 123, 128) meters] of C2 of sport weight wool yarn
  • Listed yardage is sufficient for long sleeve version and straight body version. Short and half sleeve versions and tapered body version will require less of MC.

Gauge

  • 28 stitches & 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in colorwork yoke pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 42 rounds = 4”/10 cm stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 32”/80 cm and 16”/40 cm circular needles and set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One each 32”/80 cm and 16”/40 cm circular needles and set of DPNs 2 or 3 sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate