Split Stone by Clare Mountain-Manipon

Split Stone

Knitting
May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1073 - 1430 yards (981 - 1308 m)
40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” / 101.5 (106.75, 111.75, 116.75, 122) cm circumference at bust. Intended ease: 8” / 20.25 cm (8” / 20.25 cm on model)
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ABOUT THE PATTERN

Split Stone is a slightly cropped, boxy sweater with drop shoulders and bracelet-length sleeves. It is designed to be super-wearable, featuring special details, such as eyelet ribbed trims and a rolled edge on the neck trim. The star of the show is a stepped, knit/purl design that travels across the sides of the sweater.

The lower section of this sweater is constructed, bottom-up, in the round. The chest and the upper back are knitted flat before joining at the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up around the armholes and knitted in the round.

It is knitted in Blacker Yarn’s Lyonesse DK, a glorious blend of linen and wool that is a joy to knit with. This yarn is beautifully soft and smooth with excellent stitch definition, making any texture work really shine. If you wish to use an alternative yarn, any DK yarn with good stitch definition will work well.

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING)

40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” / 101.5 (106.75, 111.75, 116.75, 122) cm circumference at bust
Intended ease: 8” / 20.25 cm (8” / 20.25 cm on model)

YARN

9 (10, 11, 11, 12) skeins of Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK 50% Linen/50% Pure New Wool, 109m/119yds per 50g hank

For my sample, I used the shade: Moonstone.

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows per 10cm, worked in stockinette using 4mm (US6) needles.
Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the sweater to come out the wrong size.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

  • 3.25mm (US3) 32” circular needles
  • 4mm (US6) 32” circular needles

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
(I share tutorials for each in the knitting pattern)

  • Short row shoulders
  • Alternating cable cast on for 2x2 rib
  • Long tail tubular cast on
  • Tubular bind off