Topography sweater by Skala patterns

Topography sweater

March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1148 - 2067 yards (1050 - 1890 m)
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The Topography sweater is knitted with two color brioche stitches, making a reversible fabric with each side having one color more prominent - two sweaters in one! The three-dimensional texture of brioche creates a mesmerizing optical illusion of light and dark. Knitted seamlessly from the top down, the brioche increases accentuate the raglan sleeves as well as create a nice pattern on the side seam of the body. The sleeves are pulled together with a snug cuff, creating puff sleeves. With double sided knitting, the cuffs also have two colors, and makes a warm, double layer around your wrist.

Sizes available: XXS, XS (S, M, L (XL, XXL, XXXL))
The Topography sweater is designed with positive ease, and together with the squishy fabric of the brioche stitch it’s somewhat loose fitting. The body is shaped to accentuate the waist.

Use a yarn in DK weight with a tight twist, we suggest merino wool or similar. Play around with you color choices! A dark yarn together with a light one will enhance the effect of the light and dark. You may also try one yarn in a solid color and one variegated. Or two shades of the same color could be another way to go. Make a swatch to try your gauge and see what color combo you like.

You will need 5, 6 (6, 7, 7 (8, 8, 9)) skeins (50 g) of each color.
Use 3,5 mm (US 4) needles, or corresponding size to obtain the desired gauge.

Materials needed:

  • 80 cm (32”) circular needle
  • 40 cm (16”) circular needle
  • A set of 3,5 mm (US 4) DPN
  • Stitch markers
  • Needle tip stop / rubberbands
  • Tapestry needle