Yoru

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stotckinette Stitch (blocked)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1357 - 2032 yards (1241 - 1858 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture; namely, I am intrigued by its contrast between minimalism and refinement. This kindled the inspiration for this cardigan. It has simple lines, but it is full of details that in my mind suggests a landscape at night.

Yoru is a loose-fitting comfortable cardigan knit top-down in one piece.The shawl collar is knit in two symmetrical halves and decorated with an interesting textured pattern. Stitches are then picked up from the collar and worked down for the yoke, then separated for the body and sleeves.

The sleeves are decorated with a compatible pattern that continues down the arm, and the body is shaped using short rows so that the back is slightly longer than the front. Twisted rib lace panels make the pattern pop.

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X).
Shown in size L with 3.5 inches/9 cm of ease at back bust width.

Finished measurements:
Bust: 38 (42, 46.25, 50.5, 54.5, 59.25, 62.5) inches / 96.5 (106.5, 117.5, 128.5, 138.5, 150.5, 159) cm
Back bust width (center underarm-to-center-underarm): 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25.25, 27) inches / 3843, 48.5, 53.5, 58.5, 64, 68.5) cm
Length: 25.75 (26.25, 27.25, 28.25, 28.75, 29.25, 29.75) inches / 65.5 (66.5, 69, 72, 73, 74.5, 75.5) cm

Yarn and needles:
BROOKLYN TWEED Loft (100% American Wool; 275 yd/251 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein); color: Old World; 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Circular needles:
US #2.5/3mm circular needle, 32-inch/80 cm length or longer
US #2.5/3mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long or 2 short circulars.
If necessary, please adjust needle size to obtain the specified gauge.
Other:
yarn needle.
6 stitch markers (optional: 4 in a different colour to mark raglan).
waste yarn or stitch holders.

Gauge:
22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette stitch.
Neck Chart measures 4 inches / 10 cm wide.
Back Chart measures 6.75 inches / 17 cm wide.
Sleeve Chart measures 1.5 inches / 4 cm wide.

Photo courtesy: Paolo Bonivento.
English translation: Donna Lynne Galletta.