Sugarplum Sweater by Jill Zielinski

Sugarplum Sweater

by Jill Zielinski
Knitting
February 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1193 - 2262 yards (1091 - 2068 m)
Approx 37 (39, 43.5, 48, 52.5, 56, 60.5)" / 92.5 (97.5, 109, 120, 131, 140, 151) cm full-chest circumference
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Meet the Sugarplum Sweater! The initial design originated as the Sugarplum Hat; however after knitting several hats, I knew it needed to be a sweater too! Knit in Plucky Knitter Scholar 2.0, this worsted-weight, top-down sweater is such an addictive piece. Once you finish this eye-catching sweater, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to knit the hat to match too!


SIZE / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Suggested ease: 4–6” / 10–15.25 cm of positive ease.
Model is shown wearing size 39” with 5” of positive ease.
• Approx 37 (39, 43.5, 48, 52.5, 56, 60.5)“ / 92.5 (97.5, 109, 120, 131, 140, 151) cm full-chest circumference

YARN:
Plucky Knitter Scholar (75% merino, 25% cashmere; 250 yd / 227 m per 115 g); French Olive (MC); 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins and Ogre (C1), Smoke & Mirrors (C2), and Icey Audrey (C3), 1 skein of each color

Or…Worsted Weight yarn in the following amounts:
• MC: Approx 913 (1000, 1184, 1371, 1616, 1750, 1898) yds / 830 (909, 1076, 1246, 1469, 1591, 1726) m
• C1: Approx 113 (122, 135, 148, 161, 174, 187) yds / 103 (111, 123, 135, 147, 158, 170) m
• C2: Approx 100 (108, 120, 131, 143, 154, 166) yds / 91 (98, 109, 119, 130, 140, 151) m
• C3: Approx 67 (72, 80, 87, 95, 103, 111) yds / 61 (65, 72, 79, 86, 94, 101) m

GAUGE:
20 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in st st, blocked

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Gauge Needle: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16”, 32”, 40” and 60”
(for sizes 43.5” and above) circular needle and DPNs—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 16” and 32” circular needle and DPNs—or one size smaller than Gauge Needle.

TOOLS:
Stitch markers, waste yarn, and tapestry needle

NOTES:
• In order to maintain gauge in stranded knitting, it’s important to use the appropriate length circular needles. Should stitches be too close together, floats may not be long enough and could tighten yoke gauge.
• Piece is knit in the round from the top down.
• Short-row shaping is used before the Yoke to raise the back of neck.
• Sleeves are placed on waste yarn while the Body is worked in the round to the bottom edge, then Sleeves are worked in the
round to the Cuff.
• For short rows, sample shown uses the method for
Japanese Short Rows in the round.