Named for the Leonids, a prolific meteor shower originating in the constellation Leo, this top-down seamless sweater is a humble homage to an astronomical wonder. Every 33 years the Leonids storm creates a spectacular show, represented in this sweater with two shades of Lore yarn. Featuring a bold pattern of stylized meteors round the yoke, this is a beautiful statement sweater by designer Jill Thompson Beach that is as fun to knit as it is to wear!
The Leonida Sweater is the fifth pattern from The Almanac Series II, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns.
The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool, 250 m (273 yd) per 100 g hank) in Knowing (A) – 3 [3: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5: 6] hanks and Happiness (B) – 1 [1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1] hank.
This cropped, yoke sweater is knitted from the top down, seamlessly in the round. After the rib neckband is knit, short rows are worked. The yoke is worked following a colourwork chart to the shoulders where the sleeves are put on hold and the rest of the body is worked to the hem. The sleeves are resumed and worked in the round knitted top down. Throughout the colourwork yoke section, small bobbles are worked periodically.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]
To fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
Chest circumference (at underarm): 84 [93: 105: 117: 129: 135: 147: 162: 171] cm (33.5 [37.25: 42: 46.75: 51.5: 54: 58.75: 64.75: 68.5] in)
Designed with 0-15 cm (0-6 in) of positive ease at chest circumference
20 sts and 28 rounds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over single colour st st after blocking using 3.5mm (US 4) needles.
22 sts and 24 rounds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over colourwork st st after blocking using 3.5mm (US 4) needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 3.5mm (US 4) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge) in length smaller than finished chest circumference
- 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle in length smaller than the finished chest circumference
- 2.75mm (US 2) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle
- 2.75mm (US2) circular or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- Darning needle
- German Twisted Cast-On
- 3 Stitch Bobble
- How to catch long floats when knitting stranded colourwork
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