This fingering weight sweater is knit seamlessly in the round starting at the top collar. Choose a main color for most of the fabric with five contrasting colors for the colorwork yoke. The colorful stripes in the yoke are worked with slip stitches, so you only knit with one color at a time. This decorative yoke pattern is ideal for small amounts of fingering weight yarn. The body and sleeves of the sweater are knit in relaxing stockinette stitch. Finish the edges with a folded hem or try a smooth ribbed edging to customize the cuffs and bottom of the body. Once you knit your Aurora Cabin Sweater, adventure into the Westknits shawl world with the Aurora Cabin Shawl for a coordinating slip stitch ensemble!
If you are using a yarn like West Wool Bicycle, you will require 3 [3, 3, 4, 4] [5, 5, 5, 6] skeins for the MC.
Needles US 2 / 2.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 2 sizes smaller than your larger needle US 4 / 3.5mm 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 Gauge 24 sts & 36 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking, using main needle (US 4 / 3.5mm recommended)
26 sts & 40 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking, using a needle 2 sizes smaller than your main needle (US 2 / 2.75mm recommended) after blocking
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Color A - West Wool Bicycle in Marinière (dark blue) Color B - Qing Fibre High Twist BFL in Titanium (light grey) Color C - Qing Fibre High Twist BFL in Whale (blue) Color D - Life in the Long Grass Singles in Óir (gold) Color E - Qing Fibre High Twist BFL in Sage (light green) Color F - Qing Fibre High Twist BFL in Olea (green)
Color A is the main color and it is used for the majority of the sweater. Colors B, C, D, E, & F are the contrast colors for the slip stitch pattern in the yoke.