Wixom Sweater by Jill Zielinski

Wixom Sweater

Knitting
December 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Color chart and Stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1008 - 2552 yards (922 - 2334 m)
Approx 34.5 (38.5, 42.5, 47, 53, 57.5, 61.5, 64)” / 87.5 (98, 108, 119.5, 134.5, 146, 156, 162.5) cm full-chest circumference
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Inspired by my Wixom Hat, this stranded yoke sweater is surprisingly quick to knit. The two color geometric motif is an eye-catching design that works well as a unisex sweater. Knit top-down, this seamless, worsted weight sweater is sure to become a sweater weather staple!


SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Suggested ease: 3–6” / 8–15.25 cm of positive ease.
Model is shown wearing size 38.5” with 4” of positive ease.

• Approx 34.5 (38.5, 42.5, 47, 53, 57.5, 61.5, 64)” / 87.5 (98, 108, 119.5, 134.5, 146, 156, 162.5) cm full-chest circumference
See schematic (in pattern) for full sweater measurements.

YARN:
Dapper Dye Works Tundra (80% extra fine merino, 20% alpaca; 190 yards / 173 m per 100g) After Shave (CC); 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins, and Mossy Pants (MC); 5 (5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

Or… Worsted Weight yarn in the following amounts:
• CC: Approx 190 (228, 253, 279, 317, 342, 367, 422) yds / 173 (208, 231, 255, 289, 312, 335, 385) m
• MC: Approx 805 (935, 1096, 1282, 1559, 1750, 1958, 2130) yds / 736 (855, 1002, 1172, 1425, 1600, 1790, 1947) m

GAUGE:
20 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in chart and Stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Gauge Needle: Size US 8 (5 mm) 16”, 32”, 40” and 60” (for sizes 43.5” and above) circular needle and DPNs—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Small Needle: Size US 7 (4.75 mm) 16” and 32” circular needle— one size smaller than Gauge Needle
• Optional Needle: One size smaller than Gauge Needle
32”, 40” and 60” (for sizes 47” and above) circular needle
and DPNs—or size necessary to obtain gauge

TOOLS:
Stitch markers, waste yarn, and tapestry needle

NOTES:
• In order to maintain gauge in stranded knitting, it’s important to use the appropriate length circular needles. Should stitches be too close together, floats may not be long enough and could tighten yoke gauge.
• Piece is knit in the round from the top down.
• Short-row shaping is used before the Yoke Increases to raise the back of neck.
• Sleeves are placed on waste yarn while the Body is worked in the round to the bottom edge, then Sleeves are worked in the round to the Cuff.
• For short rows, sample shown uses the method for
Japanese Short Rows in the round.
• Stranded colorwork knitting often tightens one’s gauge; therefore, consider going down a needle size after working the chart. Sample shown used that technique.