Summer Soufflé by Laura Penrose

Summer Soufflé

Knitting
June 2022
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
769 - 2465 yards (703 - 2254 m)
1 - 12
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The Summer Soufflé is a new spin on the original Soufflé pattern, designed to be worn in the warmer months.

How is it different to the original Soufflé?
The main difference is the sleeves! The Summer Soufflé features a fitted sleeve to give a more t shirt feel, along with rib finishes. The cotton blend yarn makes it warm weather appropriate, however you could easily knit it with a warmer fibre. The Summer Soufflé is a little easier to knit than the original.

Available in 2 gauges (20 & 22sts per 4”) and 12 sizes from 31 - 70.5”
Full instructions for personalising bicep circumference included.

Also in the Soufflé collection
Soufflé
Petit Soufflé
Chunky Soufflé

Gauge:
22 sts x 28 rounds = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4”
OR
20 sts x 28 rounds = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4” stockinette in the round on 3.75-4mm needles, washed and blocked

Yarn:
DK cotton blend yarn
703 785 903 1010 (1085 1232 1406 1555) (1764 1883 2039 2254) meters
769 859 988 1106 (1194 1348 1538 1702) (1930 2071 2231 2479) yards
Sample uses Knitting For Olive Cotton Merino
70% cotton 30% merino, 50m/273yds per 50g held double

Check out the testers project pages for more yarn ideas

Needles
3 & 4mm circular needles with 40/80cm / 16/30” cables or dpn’s for sleeves or needles required to meet gauge
Stitch markers, embroidery needle, scissors

Sizes
1 2 3 4 (5 6 7 8) (9 10 11 12)

Chest Circ 22st Gauge:
78.5 85.5 94.5 101.5 (109 117.5 125 132) (139.5 148 155 163)cm
31 33.75 37.25 40 (43 46.25 49.25 52) (55 58.25 61 64.25)inches

Chest Circ 20st Gauge:
86.5 94.5 104 112 (120 129 138 145.5) (153.5 163 171 179)cm
34 37.25 41 44 (47.5 50.75 54.25 57.25) (60.5 64.25 67.25 70.5)inches

Bicep Circ:
measurements given in pattern, along will full instructions for personalising.

Construction
Worked top down and in the round, ribbed neck is worked followed by short rows to raise the back neck and increases to form a circular yoke. Body and sleeves are separated and worked in the round with rib cuffs and hem, ruffle is added afterwards.

Gauge & Yarn
It is always a good idea to gauge swatch to make sure your garment fits, and to make sure you’re happy with the fabric you’re creating. Cotton blend DK yarns can really vary in thickness so 2 gauges have been provided with corresponding chest/bicep measurements. Make your gauge swatch and then choose a size with the amount of ease desired. Yardages are generous to allow for swatching and length changes.

Sizing
When choosing which size to knit it is best to go by the chest measurement. Due to the close fit of the sleeves it’s also important to note the upper arm measurement. Ease is up to the knitter, sample shows 22 st gauge size 3 on a bust measuring 91.5cm / 36” giving 3cm / 1.25” positive ease and a bicep of 30 / 11.75” giving 0cm / 0” positive ease. Instructions for personalising sleeve circumference are also given.