Avalanche

by Plainstitch

Minimalist drama with a grunge sensibility. Scooped neckline, extra long sleeves, and rolled edges highlight the swooping rear hemline.

Notes
This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down using the contiguous method for set-in sleeves (developed by SusieM on Ravelry). The scooped neckline is worked simultaneously with yoke shaping. Sleeve stitches are placed on waste yarn while the A-line body is worked in the round. The hem is shaped with steep short rows and finished with a rolled edge. Neckband stitches are picked up and worked in the round. The sleeves, worked in the round from the armholes down, feature an optional exposed rolled edge for a deconstructed look.

Pattern includes instructions for several variations: An x-long hem (Hem A), a long hem (Hem A without a second set of short rows), and a medium length hem (Hem B); sleeves with or without a rolled-edge embellishment; and x-long or regular long sleeves. Suggestions for other variations and modifications are also included.

Links are provided in the pattern to tutorials for techniques that may be unfamiliar to a beginner knitter.

Sizes (xs, s, m) (l, xl, 2x) to fit bust approx (30, 34, 38) (42, 46, 50)” / (76, 86, 97) (107, 117, 127)cm with finished bust (30.75, 34.75, 38.75) (42.75, 46.75, 50.75)” / (78, 88, 98) (109, 119, 129)cm. Sample is size S (Hem A + x-long sleeves + rolled-edge embellishment) modeled with approx 1” bust ease. Pattern contains additional notes to assist in choosing which size to knit.

Yarn
baa ram ewe Titus (50% wensleydale longwool, 20% bluefaced leicester, 30% UK alpaca); 100g / 350 yds (320m). (4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in “coal”. If substituting, use a yarn that drapes well when knit to the suggested gauge. Requires approx (1070, 1200, 1340) (1480, 1620, 1760) yards / (980, 1100, 1230) (1360, 1490, 1610) meters of fingering weight yarn. Yardage amounts have been calculated based on knitting Hem A and x-long sleeves with the rolled edge embellishment. Knitting Hem B and/or shorter sleeves will require somewhat less than the specified amounts.

 

 

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