Stepaside by Jennifer Beale

Stepaside

Knitting
January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked flat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1143 - 2384 yards (1045 - 2180 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9)
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Stepaside for some bold, statement pockets and colourwork on this snuggly aran weight pullover. It is worked top down, and all colourwork is knit in the round and steeked. After the body is complete, the pockets are knit sideways and joined with a 3-needle bind-off. A surface single crochet is worked along the picked up stitches at the top of each shoulder/sleeve for extra reinforcement. Cuddle up in some fun and don’t mind the double takes.

Stepaside is also kicking off a 6 month long KAL! Come and join me for a KAL in my Ravelry group, January 1 through July 1, 2020. Please see the announcement in knitjbeale Designs for details!

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9) with finished bust/body circumferences:

98.5 (107.5, 116, 125.5) (133.5, 146.5, 155.5) (168.5, 181.5)cm
38.75 (42.25, 45.75, 49.25) (52.5, 57.75, 61.25) (66.25, 71.5)”.

Intended to be worn with 15 to 28 cm / 6 to 11” ease at bust. Sample shown is size 3 on an 89cm / 35” bust, corresponding to 27cm / 10.75” ease at bust. A list of measurements is provided.

Yarn

Fleece & Harmony Signature Aran (100% Canadian Wool; 137 metres / 150 yards per 100 grams) in main colour (MC) Autumn Birch and contrast colour (CC) Natural. If using sample yarn, you will need 6 (7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 12) (13, 14) skeins of MC and 2 skeins of CC. You can get the yarn at this link: Fleece & Harmony Signature Aran . There are 72 colours!!!

Approximate amounts of MC:
820 (930, 1090, 1210) (1345, 1505, 1635) (1780, 1910) metres /
895 (1015, 1190, 1325) (1470, 1645, 1790) (1945, 2090) yards

Approximate amounts of CC:
225 (230, 235, 245) (250, 255, 260) (265, 270) metres /
250 (255, 260, 270) (275, 280, 285) (290, 295) yards.

Gauge

Stockinette
17 sts and 23 rows to 10cm / 4” with size B needles after blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).

Stranded
17 sts and 21 rounds to 10cm / 4” with size C needles after blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).

Twisted Ribbing
21 sts and 23 rows to 10cm / 4” with size B needles after light blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).

Needles & Notions

Size A: 4.5mm (US 7) preferred needles for working small circumferences (cuffs) and 24” for collar ribbing)

Size B: 5mm (US 8) 24”, 32”, 40” circulars for stockinette and pocket twisted ribbing

Size C: 5.5mm (US 9) 40” circulars for stranded colourwork

You will also need:

  • 5mm crochet hook for reinforcing sleeve seams and part of the centre body seam;
  • stitch holders, interchangeable cables, or scrap yarn to hold stitches;
  • removable markers for Sunday short rows;
  • tapestry or darning needlefor weaving in ends;
  • darning needle and sturdy lace or sock yarn for reinforcing the steeks (since this is bulky yarn I strongly recommend hand sewing with a needle and lace weight yarn to reduce extra bulk and weight);
  • grosgrain ribbon and needle and thread to finish the steek edge along the hemline and cuffs, if desired;
  • stitch markers.

Techniques

Sunday short rows

colourwork in the round

steeking

3-needle bind-off


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Tech edited by Chaitanya Muralidhara (Ravelry: beginswithac)