Sunset Trees Sweater by Beauxknits Design

Sunset Trees Sweater

Knitting
December 2018
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1312 - 2001 yards (1200 - 1830 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
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Sunset Trees Sweater inspiration
Driving for hours in your car, landscape scenes passing by like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle, the sun is setting behind rows of shadowy trees, radio on, cozy and warm: hence the motifs and subtle coloring in my Sunset Trees Sweater. A basic top down constructed sweater, obeying the rhythm of the multiple of colorstranded trees and with a handful of repetitive stripes, has been the product of my knitting needles just in time for winter! A model of all times and for all treehuggers, I used an authentic woollen yarn and ditto shades. I patterned it for nine sizes and you can also easily adjust the sweater to your own fit along the way down.

Details of the sweater
For the edges around neck, wrists and hem I interrupted the k1/p1 ribbing to create tree growth rings. The short rows for the upper back are worked in between the rings to the effect that they ‘open up’ there.

Difficulty
Intermediate: you need to work in the round, strand the colorwork and use short rows for upper back part. I explain all used techniques in a section ‘techniques’ included in the pattern.

Yarn
Any sport yarn can be used for this sweater, the more woolly its appearance the better. I used two Swedish brands because I like the natural coloring.
Yardage of main color no 28 (brown) from Svarta faret farg ullgarn: 1200m/1312yds (XS, S, M, L) - 1500m/1640yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL; from Ullcentrum Oland are contrast color 1 no 2123 (cognac) 120m/131yds (XS, S, M, L) - 180m/196yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL; contrast color 2 no 1113 (lilac) 90m/98yds (XS, S, M, L) - 150m/164yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL.

Needles and other material
2 circulars 3,5 mm (US 4) of 60cm/24in and 80cm/32in, dpns when not working with magic loop; stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge
23 sts x 34 rounds = 10x10 (4x4 in) in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Size information
Bust 87, 91, 96, 100 - 105, 110, 114, 118, 123 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL cm / 34, 36, 38, 39.7 - 41, 43, 45, 46.5, 48 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL in.
Neck circumference 52, 55.5, 59, 62.5 - 66, 69.5, 73, 76.5, 80 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL cm / 20, 21.5, 23, 24.5 - 26, 27.5, 29, 30.5, 32 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL in.
Sleeve length 48, 48, 48, 48 – 52, 52, 52, 54, 54 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) cm / 19, 19, 19, 19 – 20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 21 21 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL in,
Length 58, 58, 58, 58 – 63, 63, 63, 68, 68 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) cm /
23, 23, 23, 23 – 25, 25, 25, 26.7, 26.7 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL in.

This sweater fits into my Trees Series, like the Trees Shawl, and the Sunrise Trees Hat to follow soon! Do you want to read my Trees Story? You will find my blog on www.beauxknits.com

Happy Tree knitting!
Antoinette aka Beauxknits