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Niyat is a drop shoulder style cropped pullover knit from the top-down seamlessly. It has a relaxed fit with beautiful lace panels on the front and the back, which gives you a fancy yet cozy sweater. The pattern allows you to mix and match body and sleeve sizing for a custom fit.
The word “Niyat” means “the quality of being honest and just” in Kannada, a South Indian language. And that’s just the way I feel what garments should be. :) I hope you enjoy making and wearing it!
Body Sizes 1(2,3,4,5)[6,7,8,9] to fit chest circumferences of
Sleeve Sizes A(B,C,D,E) [F,G,H,I] to fit upper arm circumferences of
10.25(11.5,12.5,14,15.5) [17,17.75,18.5,19] inches /
Pattern is recommended to be worn with 6-8" / 15-20 cm of positive ease in the chest and 2-3" / 5-7.5 cm of positive ease in the upper arm area.
Sample shown in Body Size 2, Sleeve Size A on a 37" / 94cm chest and 11" / 28cm upper arm circumference.
This pattern is written in a modular fashion - so you can mix and match any body size with any sleeve size to achieve your preferred fit! Please note that yardage is listed for Body and Sleeve sizes separately.
YARN USED IN SAMPLE
Knitpicks Palette Fingering, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool,
231 yards / 211 m per 50g in Verdant Heather colorway.
Fingering weight yarn needed
For Body Sizes: 1(2,3,4,5)[6,7,8,9]
722(796, 879, 1008, 1124) [1263, 1373, 1460, 1585]yards
For Sleeve Sizes: A(B,C,D,E)[F,G,H,I]
430(394, 353, 353, 338)[311, 329, 324, 311] yards
393(360, 322, 322, 309)[284, 300, 296, 284]m
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles for the body of the sweater.
3.25 mm / US 3 circular needles for ribbing.
*Note: Always use the needle size that gives you the correct gauge.*
Using larger needles, in the round, after washing and blocking:
27 sts and 36 rounds = 4"/ 10 cm, in st st.
1 repeat of lace pattern (45 sts x 12 rounds) = 6.75"/ 17 cm width, 1.5"/ 4 cm height.
Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn.
Crochet hook (3.5mm) to make bobbles, if using the crochet method.
Stitch markers: 2 locking stitch markers for the neck opening, 8 stitch markers for lace panels, 1 BOR marker, 1 side marker.
German Short rows, Bobbles, Left Purl Cross Cable.
IF YOU LIKE TO GO DEEPER...
Check out Designer Victoria Marchant's blog post on MIX & MATCH SIZING : DROP SLEEVES. It gave me the basic idea and inspiration to implement it in Niyat. Thank you, Victoria!
To help you plan your Niyat Sweater, I've put together a preview document with yardage, schematics, construction overview, steps to choose your body and sleeve sizes etc.