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Igneous Sweater

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The design for this sweater was an idea I had wanted to play around with for a while and I absolutely love how it has turned out. It has been very popular in recent years to fade your colours in your knitting from one to another, but in this design the colour remains constant however you are fading your pattern. At the start of the knitting you have the most dense patterning and gradually the patterning “fades” out to stockinette by the time you reach the top of the sweater. Its a fun play with texture and by keeping the sleeves plain it really allows the focus to be on the body texture.

This sweater starts at the hem and is worked bottom up, you begin with the ribbing and then move into the first stitch pattern which is worked for about 50-75% of the length of the body before switching to the next stitch pattern for the remaining length of the body to the underarm separation. Once the work has been separated for the front and back, the remainder of the sweater is knit in stockinette and the neckline and shoulders are shaped separately before the front and back shoulders are seamed together. Next the neckband is picked up and a small amount of ribbing is worked before binding off. Finally, stitches are picked up around the armhole and the drop shoulder sleeves are worked from the shoulder down to the wrists.

Pay What Works:

I have created THREE coupon codes so you can either purchase the pattern for full price, or with 20%, 40% or 60% discounts. I wanted to provide this pattern with a range of pricing options as I know not everyone can afford patterns at full cost. If you would like to support my channel and the work I am doing, and you have the means to do so then paying for this pattern at one of the higher price points is a great way to do that.

The listed price most accurately reflects the time and work that went into creating this pattern, however, if this is not financially accessible for you then please use one of the codes below.

20% off code - PWW20
40% off code - PWW40
60% off code - PWW60

What you need: 

Yarn – 300-500gm of Fingering weight Yarn (425m/463yrds per 100gm) – Yarn used for the sample is Barnyard Knits in the Sock Yarn base (75% SW Merino & 25% Nylon base) in the Granite Colourway. See size chart for more information regarding yardage amounts for each size.

Needles - 4mm (US6), 3.75mm (US5), and 3.5mm (US4), on 80cm (32in) or 100cm (40in) for larger sizes and 40cm (16in) circulars, (a spare set of long circular needles can also be handy to use as stitch holders) you will also need your smallest two sized needles on a long cord to work the sleeves in Magic Loop, or you can use DPN’s.

Notions –
  • Beginning of Round Marker, and side seam marker
  • Cable needle
  • Scrap yarn (or stitch holders),
  • Tapestry Needle
Gauge – The Gauge is 24sts/4inches throughout the pattern measured over the different stitch patterns. However, since the different stitch patterns each have differing gauge’s the pattern utilizes multiple needle sizes to take this into account, meaning the overall gauge should be the same throughout for the Body. Please see the “How to Swatch” section on the next page for details of the most accurate way to swatch for the body of this garment. Row Gauge is less important with this design as you will always be knitting to a certain length rather than a set number of rows. Gauge should be measured AFTER blocking.

HOWEVER; please note that the gauge for the sleeves is 24sts/4inches and 36 rows/4 inches over stockinette worked in the round (in my case that was achieved with 3.75mm/US5 needles).

Sizing – The pattern includes 14 sizes ranging from 32” up to 66.5”, and the finished garment is intended to be worn with up to 4-5 inches (10-12cm) of positive ease, so you will need to pick the size that will give you the amount of ease you want. The length of the sleeves (20inches / 51cm) can be easily adjusted to suit your preference and there are notes included on how to adjust the length of the body if you wish to make it shorter or longer.

Please see the last two photos to see the sizing chart and schematics for more details on the various sizes included
You will get a PDF (3MB) file

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