Variance by Keiko Kikuno

Variance

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1115 - 1810 yards (1020 - 1655 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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This pattern is available as part of our digital publication September Collection.

Variance is a sweater knitted sideways with a stripe pattern that is achieved using short rows. The stripe pattern was inspired by a Japanese traditional textile pattern called Tatewaku that represents how the steam rises. The sweater for sure will go well with both a skirt and pants as the length of the sweater is neither too short or too long!

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 96 (105, 111, 120, 128, 135, 143, 150) cm / 38.5 (42, 44,5, 48, 51.25, 54, 57.25, 60)”

Yarn

Blacker Lyonesse 4-ply (50% Falkland Wool, 50% linen; 175 metres / 190 yards per 50 g)

MC: 910 (985, 1070, 1150, 1255, 1310, 1435, 1500) metres / 995 (1080, 1170, 1260, 1375, 1435, 1570, 1640) yards

CC: 100 (110, 115, 125, 135, 140, 145, 155) metres / 110 (120, 125, 140 150, 155, 160, 170) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Hematite (MC) and Dark Pearl (CC). Marie wears a size 4 with 29 cm / 11.5” of positive ease.

Needles

3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needles one size smaller than main needles)

To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32”.

Gauge

22 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
22 sts x 26 rows (1 full repeat) = 10 x 7.5 cm / 4 x 3” (knit flat, in Stripe pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

Notions

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins)
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Marie Kauffmann
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua