Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter

Sunset Highway

Knitting
July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1180 - 2923 yards (1079 - 2673 m)
Finished bust circumference: 36.5 (39.5, 45, 49, 52.25, 56){60, 64, 68, 72}” [93 (100.5, 114.5, 124.5, 133, 142){152.5, 162.5, 172.5, 183} cm]
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Sunset Highway has been updated to be more size inclusive, now including sizes for a finished bust measurement from 36.5-72”. I have also added a detailed schematic which you can view in the pattern pictures before purchasing to see if the fit is something you will like. The pattern has also been reformatted to fit my current layout style. Thank you so much for your patience as I work to continually improve as a designer and to also apply the things I learn to older patterns as well as new work. Happy knitting!

Now available in Spanish!

A limited number of kits for this design will be available from Olann- check their site for more info!

There is nothing quite so romantic as a road trip along the coast, with sunsets blazing in all their glory as you drive with the windows down and ocean breeze in your hair. That ocean breeze can get chilly though, so having a lightweight sweater tossed in the backseat is always a safe bet. Find your favorite speckled sock yarns to knit this unique slouchy sweater with a colorwork yoke and sleeves. Choose similar colors to fade from top to bottom, or get crazy with bright contrasting tones! you can never go wrong with a good speckle from your favorite indie dyer. this oversized sweater will quickly become your comfiest go-to summer layering piece that will transition beautifully into the fall.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Fingering weight yarn suitable for colorwork

Sample uses:
Olann Singles Sock 100% superwash merino single ply, 400 yards 366 meters, 100 grams
MC: Cocktail (peach, speckled)
CC1: Moonlit (Black/blue/green speckled)
CC2: Botticelli (teal speckled)
CC3: Meek (pale green speckled)

Yardage:
MC: 678 (765, 893, 976, 1106, 1233){1336, 1476, 1599,
1718} yards
620 (699, 816, 892, 1011, 1127){1221, 1349, 1462, 1570} meters
CC1: 244 (275, 322, 351, 398, 444){481, 532, 576, 619} yards
223 (251, 294, 321, 364, 406){440, 486, 527, 566} meters
CC2: 97 (109, 127, 139, 158, 176){191, 211, 228, 245} yards
89 (100, 116, 127, 144, 161){175, 193, 208, 224} meters
CC3: 134 (152, 177, 194, 219, 245){265, 293, 317, 341} yards
122 (139, 162, 177, 200, 224){242, 268, 290, 312} meters

Needles:
Note that needle sizes are suggested only. You may need to use a different size to achieve gauge. Some knitters also find that they require different sizes for colorwork and stockinette knitting to get the same gauge.

You will need the following needles in 24-40” 60-100 cm circulars, as well as shorter lengths or DPNs for the sleeves and neck if you prefer not to use the Magic Loop method for smaller circumferences.

Ribbing: US 2 2.75 mm
Main: US 4 3.5 mm

Notions: Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

Gauge:
22 sts and 24 rows over 4” 10 cm in stockinette st and colorwork on Main Needles after blocking

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 5-9” 12.5-23 cm of positive ease at the bust. See schematic on page 9 for full
fit details.

Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with 9” 23 cm of positive ease.

Finished bust circumference: 36.5 (39.5, 45, 49, 52.25, 56){60, 64, 68, 72}” 93 (100.5, 114.5, 124.5, 133, 142){152.5, 162.5, 172.5, 183} cm