Tash Sweater by Lindsay Inouye

Tash Sweater

Knitting
January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1025 - 1900 yards (937 - 1737 m)
Chest Circumference (finished measurements) 32 (35.5, 38.75, 40.5, 44) [47.5, 49.25, 52.75, 56, 59.5]” / 80 (89, 97, 101.5, 110) [119, 123, 132, 140, 149] cm
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The Tash Sweater is named after the awesome knitter and yarn enthusiast Tash, owner of Hand Make Create in Australia. Because when your fibre friend travels across the globe and brings you a skein of Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill Yarn to try, you name a sweater after her!

The Tash is a raglan pullover knit from the bottom up in one piece. It uses two colours of Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill’s Aran weight yarn La Bella, a buttery soft Alpaca and Merino blend that shines in the striped colourwork sections. This sweater is long and form-fitting with waist and bust shaping, and its amazing softness makes for the coziest of sweaters.

Difficulty: intermediate / advanced

Skills required: long tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, colour-
work, juggling simultaneous instructions, 3-needle bind off.

Yarn

C1: Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella, 50% Merino / 50% Alpaca, 160 yards / 145 meters per 100g / 3.5 oz skein, shown in “light grey”
3 (3, 4, 4, 4) 4, 5, 5, 5, 5 skeins

C2: Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella, 50% Merino / 50% Alpaca, 160 yards / 145 meters per 100g / 3.5 oz skein, shown in “Salt & Pepper”
4 (5, 5, 5, 6) 6, 6, 7, 7, 8 skeins

Or

Aran weight yarn
C1: 400 (450; 500; 525; 550) 600; 650; 675; 725; 750 yards / 365 (410; 460; 480; 500) 550; 590; 620; 660; 690 meters

C2: 625 (675; 725; 775; 850) 900; 950; 1,025; 1,100; 1,150 yards / 570 (620; 660; 710; 780) 820; 870; 940; 1,010; 1,050 meters

Needles

US 8 / 5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles
US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles
US 8 / 5 mm DPNs or circular needles (for knitting sleeves)
US 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs or circular needles (for knitting sleeves)

Size Information

Referred to in pattern as sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Chest Circumference (finished measurements)
32 (35.5, 38.75, 40.5, 44) 47.5, 49.25, 52.75, 56, 59.5” / 80 (89, 97, 101.5, 110) 119, 123, 132, 140, 149 cm

Intended ease: approximately 0 to -2” / 0 to -5 cm (negative) ease in chest

Shown in size 1, 32” / 80 cm size with 0 ease

Gauge
Using US 8 / 5 mm needles, 18.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Chart A, blocked