Stria by Andrea Mowry

Stria

Knitting
October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Fishermen's Rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1488 - 2960 yards (1361 - 2707 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)(8, 9, 10)
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DETAILS
Thanks to being able to connect virtually, many of us who used to knit alone have now made friends far and wide to knit with! The Instafriends KAL celebrates this every fall by gathering virtually to knit together. This year I wanted a “go-with-everything” cardigan that is welcome over dresses or T-shirts or under overalls. An easy-to-wear, maximum squishiness, stripes for all occasions cardi! This sweater is worked from the top down, seamlessly. The sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body is finished and then returned to the needle. You can, of course, modify it to have any length body or sleeves. Do take into account that modifications will affect the yardage required, and if length is added to the body, you may want to add an extra button/buttonhole.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)(8, 9, 10)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
34.75 (36.75, 39.75, 43)(46, 49, 52.5)(55.5, 58, 61)”
88 (93.5, 101, 109)(117, 124.5, 133.5)(141, 147.5, 155) cm
Intended to be worn with -2 to +4”/-5 to +10 cm ease. To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add or subtract your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number.

Sample shown in size 2 with approx. 3”/7.5 cm positive ease on a woman who is 5’5”/165 cm tall.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Fingering Weight in 1 Main Color & 4 Contrasting Colors
MC - 300 (328, 359, 390)(421, 455, 489)(527, 559, 600) g
1200 (1310, 1436, 1560)(1684, 1820, 1954)(2108, 2235, 2400) yds
1098 (1198, 1313, 1426)(1540, 1664, 1787)(1927, 2044, 2195) m

CC’s (each) - 18 (19, 21, 23)(25, 27, 29)(31, 33, 35) g
72 (76, 84, 92)(100, 108, 116)(124, 132, 140) yds
66 (70, 77, 84)(92, 99, 106)(114, 121, 128) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose a 100% Corriedale yarn that blooms beautifully after blocking! A woolly yarn that holds up great, but is soft enough to wear next to the skin.

Ampersand Fibers - Caslon Fingering 100% US Corriedale (100 g/400 yds/366 m)
MC - 3 (4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5)(6, 6, 6) skeins in Grisaille 01 (cream)
CCs - 1 skein each of Pompadour 02 (pink), Ochre 02 (yellow), Vermilion 02 (orange), Scheele 02 (green)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 2/2.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm (body) circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (sleeves)
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

NOTIONS
0.75”/18 mm buttons (6), stitch markers (8), tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn

GAUGE
24 sts & 50 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over Half Fisherman’s rib stitch pattern work flat and measured after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Twisted German Cast On
Half-Fishermen’s Rib
Increasing in Half-Fishermen’s Rib
SSK in Half-Fishermen’s Rib
K2tog in Half-Fishermen’s Rib
Knitting
Purling
Changing colors (stripes)
Tubular Bind Off
Cable Cast On
1-Row Buttonhole
Backwords Loops CO
Working flat for the body
Working in the round for the sleeves
Picking up stitches

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!