Tall Shadows Sweater by Megan Nodecker

Tall Shadows Sweater

Knitting
January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
950 - 1940 yards (869 - 1774 m)
XS - 5X; 34-67"/88-171 cm bust circumference
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The Tall Shadows sweater is inspired by the beautiful yarn used to knit it. Muted colours on a non-superwash merino base blend into one another like a watercolour, mimicking the lines and colours of the Arizona desert. The contrasting colourwork at the hem and cuffs imitate the tall shadows left behind at sunset. This raglan sweater is knit from the top down and in the round. Special attention is paid to the raglan increases across all sizes, to make sure the underarm does not hit too low on the body and the sweater maintains a more contoured silhouette. Tall Shadows is knit in reverse stockinette and the hem and cuffs feature two-coloured corrugated ribbing.

Needles & Notions
US5 / 3.75 mm and US4 / 3.5 mm circular and/or double pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge), tapestry needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders.

Gauge
20 sts x 32 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Reverse Stockinette Stitch in the round on larger needles, blocked. For ease of measuring, measure swatch from the wrong side.

Yarn Requirements & Finished Measurements
Six and Seven Fibre Soybean 100 g (3.5 oz) / 245 yds (224 m); 100% Merino Wool; DK Weight in Plumage (MC) and Violet (CC). See chart for yardage.

Sweater to be worn with 2-4” / 5-10 cm positive ease.
Model is wearing size L with 2” / 5 cm positive ease.

See chart on last photo for finished measurements, schematic and yardage requirements.