Summer End by Anne Podlesak

Summer End

October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1140 - 2850 yards (1042 - 2606 m)
Finished chest circumference: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 48, 52 ¼, 56)” or 86.25 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.75, 116.75, 122, 133, 142.25) cm.
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Summer End is a unisex pullover sweater worked in the round with a traditional Fair Isle/stranded pattern on the chest and upper arms. The sweater is cast on at the ribbed neckline and the top of the garment is shaped with raglan sleeves. Once all the increases are completed, the sleeve stitches are placed on hold and the body is worked in the round to the bottom hem. The sleeves are then worked in the round from the upper arms down to the cuffs. Simple band hems finish the sleeves and body, for a boxy silhouette.

You will need 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8) balls of MC, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3) balls of CC1, and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) ball(s) each of CC2 and CC3 to knit pattern as written. I used a traditional jumper-weight/fingering-weight yarn in a tweedy palette from Rauma.

Suggested skills include: Knit and purl, working in the round, reading colorwork charts.

Inspiration: Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) means “End of Summer”. It is the third and final Harvest festival in the Celtic
calendar, and from this point on, the dark winter half of the year begins. Symbols of the season include apples, which were traditionally buried along local roads to guide spirits who were lost or who had no family or descendants to look out for them. The colorwork bands in this sweater were inspired by the warm reds of harvest apples, and the undulating paths of country roads in the fall.