Stratum by Karolina Eckerdal

Stratum

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1305 - 2125 yards (1193 - 1943 m)
33¼ (35¼, 37¼, 39¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼)" circumference at bust
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If you’re already dreaming of spring, cast on a breezy modern pullover in stripes of Loft that recall the greening of furrowed fields. Stratum’s bateau neck and 3/4-length dolman sleeves balance a dramatically flared skirt. Shifts from stockinette to garter stitch create sleeve shaping as well as a subtle triangular motif rising from the cuff to echo the lines of the body. The knitting is seamless plain sailing that honors simple stitches, with the stockinette body worked circularly from a garter hem and stitches cast on provisionally for the sleeves so that the garter stitch elements can be worked flat and united with a joinery bind-off from cuff to shoulder. Thoughtful details like a faux seam of purl stitches conceal the color jog between stripes and make Stratum a delight to knit as well as to wear. We’ve chosen an earthbound colorway of Truffle Hunt and Foothills, but a sharp blue and gray or red and white pairing would heighten the nautical effect of a design inspired by classic sailor sweaters.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
820 (865, 915, 965, 1015, 1145, 1250, 1335) yards Color 1 (C1)
485 (515, 540, 570, 600, 680, 740, 790) yards Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins C2
Photographed in colors Truffle Hunt (C1) and Foothills (C2)

GAUGE
24 stitches & 36 rows = 4” stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
24 stitches & 48 rows = 4” in garter stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16”, 32”, and 47” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Hem):
One 47” circular needle one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

32” or 47” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular needle if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Neck Edging)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33¼ (35¼, 37¼, 39¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼)“ circumference at bust
Intended Ease: +1-6”
Sample shown is size 35¼” with +2¼“ ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5