Trouville by Sophie Ochera

Trouville

Knitting
June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1094 - 2187 yards (1000 - 2000 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Inspired by the bright stripy tents and architectural details found in my favourite local seaside town, Trouville-Sur-Mer, in Normandy. Seamless and knit in the round from the top down, it was designed as a cropped cardigan that can be worn with the buttons down the front OR the back, but it can easily be made as a simple sweater as well, just don’t knit the steek stitches and add short rows at the back neck. You can also easily tailor the length to suit your preference. Textural details include occasional rows of purl stitch as well as small bobbles around the neckline and cuffs.
A great mid-season sweater for an evening drink on the promenade!

Level of difficulty and skills required

Intermediate. Pattern requires chart-reading
skills and knowledge of how to do short rows if you wish to make the sweater version. Pattern also assumes knowledge of the Fair Isle technique (stranded colourwork) and cable cast-on.

Materials

1 size 2.25 mm (US 1, UK 12) circular needle 60cm long for the neck ribbing (and 40cm long for the cuffs (or dpns, as you prefer)).

1 size 2.75 mm (US 2, UK 12) circular needle 80 cm (32 inches) long for the yoke and body (and 40 cm long for ease of working sleeve stitches (or dpns, as you prefer)).
or needles to get gauge

stitch marker

2 stitch holders or waste yarn

15mm buttons (if making the cardigan)

Yarn

Look for a super fine (1) or fingering-weight yarn that knits to 26 stitches in 10 cm on 2.75 mm-3 mm needles.

Note on yoke yarn
My sample uses oddments of left-overs from past projects. I chose tones of reds, pinks and oranges to reflect the colours I love found on the brick buildings in Trouville. Some yarns are slightly thicker than others, some are hairy, some are super wash. I like this mix of textures and it’s a great way to use up yarn.

Gauge

On 2.75 mm, in stocking stitch and after washing and blocking: 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10 cm (4 inches x 4 inches). Or use any needles to get gauge, then use two sizes down for the ribbing.