Sugar Maple by Carina Spencer

Sugar Maple

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
805 - 1330 yards (736 - 1216 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38)[40, 42, 44, 46]
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A simple, asymmetrical tee designed to accentuate the impact of gradient dyed yarns. This cap sleeved sweater has a hi-lo, straigh back and a-line, chevron pointed front. It is knit seamlessly from the top down, minimizing finishing work. Easy enough for an advanced beginner.

Sugar Maple is the sister pattern to Poison Oak. The main differences between the two patterns are:

  1. Poison Oak is designed for 2 colors stripes with a slipped stitch that carries one color from neck to hem while Sugar Maple is designed for gradient yarns.
  2. Poison Oak has two options for sleeve lengths: cap and 3/4. Sugar maple has cap sleeves only.
  3. Posion Oak is written for 13 sizes up to a 54” bust and Sugar Maple is written for 9 sizes up to a 46” bust.

Because the two patterns are similar, there will be an automatic $3 discount given on the second pattern to anyone who purchases both separately or together at any time - no coupon necessary.

Sizing + Finished Measurements
Choose the size closest to your bust measurement.
Bust: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38)40, 42, 44, 46
Armhole Depth: 6 (6½, 7, 7½, 8)8, 8½, 9, 9 ½
Upper Arm Circumference: 10 (10½, 11, 11½, 12)12½, 13, 13½, 14
Length at center-back: 19 (19½, 19½, 20, 20) 20, 20, 21, 21

Techniques + Stitches Used
cast on (long tail or other stretchy method recommended)
single cast on (also known as “backward loop cast-on”) or your preferred method of casting on stitches to the right tip of the needle mid-row.
knitting in the round
use of stitch markers
increase (KFB, M1R, M1L)
decrease (K2tog, K3tog, SSK, SSSK)
bind off

Yarn: You will need approximately 805 (890, 940, 1015, 1060)1110, 1170, 1285, 1330 yards of fingering weight yarn. Please note that if you intend to knit the length of the sweater longer than the specified measurements, or if your gauge is off you will need to order extra yarn. Hand dyed, gradient yarns are labor intensive to create and are therefore a little more costly. To save money on yarn, you might consider using just one gradient skein at the top of your sweater and a solid coordinate for the remainder. The sample pictured was knit using a double skein of Twisted Fiber Art’s Tasty (an 80/10/10 merino/cashmere/nylon blend) in the Maple Evolution colorway, and a solid green coordinate to make up the remaining length.

Needles: 16” and 30” circular needles for sizes up to 40” OR 16” and 40” circular needles for larger sizes in size US4 (3.5mm) or size required to obtain gauge. Optional needle one or two sizes larger than gauge for loose bind off.

Notions: 5 st markers, a darning needle for weaving in ends.