Zwanzig by Susanna IC


October 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch @ US 7 / 4.50 mm needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1575 yards (823 - 1440 m)
Finished Chest: 31.25[35.5, 39.5, 43.75, 47.25, 51.5, 54.75, 59, 62.5] inches / 79.5[90, 100.5, 111, 120, 131, 139, 150, 159] cm
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Zwanzig is a flattering round-yoke pullover that’s easy to wear and easy to customize thanks to the top-down construction. It isn’t every day that I get to design with a brand new yarn, particularly one as unique and intriguing as this hand-painted gorgeousness from LL Yarn Co. I wanted to create a garment that lets the yarn shine fully, so it was important to keep the stitches simple while adding textural interest to the garment. I designed the yoke using a combination of basic knits and purls, which form a sequence of triangles inspired by the geometry of mountain peaks and the evergreens that cover them (the yoke pattern is written and charted - click on the bottom photos for detail of the yoke texture).

In what can only be called serendipity, Knitty is celebrating twentieth birthday at the same time as I have my own small twenty-year celebration. After wandering around many different places for the last two decades (both coasts, deep south, and even Europe), I’ve arrived back in Colorado and realized how much I’ve missed the mountains. I especially love seeing their dramatic shapes outlined against the western sky every evening. Well, hello there, Rocky Mountains! You are just as stunning as I remember.
Happy 20th, Knitty!

Wmen’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
shown in size S with zero ease

Chest circumference at underarm: 31.2535.5, 39.5, 43.75, 47.25, 51.5, 54.75, 59, 62.5 inches/ 79.590, 100.5, 111, 120, 131, 139, 150, 159 cm
Length: 19.520, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.25, 22.5, 22.75 inches/ 49.551, 52, 53.5, 54.5, 56, 56.5, 57, 58 cm

spacer LL Yarn Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 225 yards/205 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein; color: Song in the Storm; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins

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The body of this pullover is worked seamlessly in rounds with a textured circular yoke and narrow garter stitch bands along underarm of the body and sleeves. After the yoke is finished, sleeve stitches are placed on hold, and the body is worked in smooth stockinette with just a few increases for a comfortable A-line fit. The split hem at the bottom is worked in ribbing. The slim elbow-length sleeves are then picked up from the live stitches and shaped with decreases, ending with ribbing. Finally, a 3-stitch I-cord bind off is worked around the neckline.

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