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This top-down sweater is knit with Walk Collection’s Merino DK yarn. The knit purl textures are simple and fun to knit as you fade four colors together. This pattern would look equally radiant in one solid or semi-solid colorway. Eyelet yarn overs shape the yoke as you knit simple textured stripes, seed stitch, knit/purl triangles, and twisted ribbing. Customize the length of the body and sleeves by knitting more textured stripes for a longer size or simply bind stop early for a shorter length. Collect some beautiful DK weight colors and enjoy this textured Westknits pullover!
Sizes: : 1 [2, 3, 4, 5] [6, 7, 8, 9]
Finished Measurements: 36 [38, 43, 48, 50] [55, 60, 62, 67]″ / 91 [97, 109, 119, 127] [140, 152, 157, 170]cm finished chest circumference.
Size 4 shown with about 4″ / 10cm of positive ease.
Sleeve and body lengths are customizable.
Yarn: DK or worsted weight
Yardage: Approximately 1000 [1150, 1350, 1600, 1700] [1850, 2000, 2100, 2200]yds / 914 [1052, 1234, 1463, 1554] [1692, 1829, 1920, 2012]m
The Size 4 sample features 4 colorways (2 skeins each) of Walk Collection Merino DK. There were leftovers of each color.
Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 1 size smaller than the larger main needle
US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumferences in the round.
Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn
Gauge: 20 sts & 30 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in pattern after blocking with larger needles
Fading Note: This sweater is knit with 4 shades of yarn that fade from light to dark. You can customize your color transitions based on your yarn choices. Work with color A on its own for the collar, short rows and yoke.
Near the end of the yoke, start fading colors A & B together by working 2-round stripes with each color.
Work with color B on its own.
Stripe colors B & C together for 2 rounds each.
Work with color C on its own when you reach the middle of the body.
Stripe colors C & D together for 2 rounds each after you pass the middle of the body.
Finish the body and bottom ribbing with color D on its own. As you fade colors for the body, save some yarn for the sleeves so you can try to match your color transitions between the body and sleeves. Fade the sleeves to match the body.
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Shown in: Walk Collection Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino; 246yds / 225m per 100g skein)Color A - Hey Grey (lightest)
Color B - Greyhound
Color C - Grellow
Color D - Goldenrod (darkest)
You can use your colors from light to dark, starting with the lightest color at the top collar/yoke and ending with the darkest color at the bottom of the body and sleeves.