Summit by Sloane Rosenthal


February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1325 - 2000 yards (1212 - 1829 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 41.5 (46.5, 49.5, 54.5, 57.5, 62.5)” / 105.5 (118, 125.5, 138.5, 146, 159) cm.
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Sometimes (and what is February if not one of those times) we want our knitwear to be like a cozy, elegant hug: sweaters that are easy to wear, that go with everything, that keep us just warm enough for these waning days of winter’s chill. Summit is one of those sweaters. Its modern drop-shouldered silhouette is effortless and forgiving, its low-hip length goes with pants, slim skirts, or even (gasp!) leggings (hey, I won’t tell if you won’t tell), and its luxurious cowl neck provides a finishing touch that’s as warm as it is graceful. A simple, intuitive cable chart adds a sophisticated, graphic touch and knitterly interest,but there is enough soothing stockinette to balance the project for eyes and hands alike. Slender, ribbed sleeves provide a flattering update to the silhouette, while generous positive ease allows the sweater to drape just so. I love this in neutral shade in a wool blend with some substantial drape and heft to it, like Green Mountain Spinnery’s wonderful Alpaca Elegance, but it will work beautifully in a lightweight, lofty wool as well (and in a brighter color if that’s more your speed). Summit is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed (though it could be easily modified for semi-seamless knitting), with charted and written instructions provided for the cables.

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XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 41.5 (46.5, 49.5, 54.5, 57.5, 62.5)” / 105.5 (118, 125.5, 138.5, 146, 159) cm. Sample shown is size 49.5 / 125.5 cm, modeled with 14” / 35.5 cm positive ease at the bust.

Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance (heavy sport/light DK weight, 50% US Targhee, 50% US Alpaca, 180 yards / 165 meters per 2 ounces), 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins, or 1325 (1475, 1575, 1750, 1825, 2000) yards / 1225 (1350, 1450, 1600, 1675, 1825) meters of light DK or heavy sport weight wool or wool-blend yarn. Sample shown in “Cream.”

20 sts / 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needle, after blocking. Cable panel on front measures approximately 8” / 20 cm wide.

32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles in sizes US 8 / 5 mm, US 7 / 4.5 mm, US 6 / 4.0 mm, US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Note: if you prefer, you may use double-pointed needles for the collar, in lieu of using a long circular needle for magic or travelling loop.

stitch markers; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle

Skills Required
cabling with or without a cable needle; increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; knitting in the round

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