Light Festival Sweater
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This is a PDF knitting pattern.
This cozy pullover features two strands of yarn held together throughout the entire fabric. The sweater is constructed top-down beginning with a large ribbed cowl. The yoke is a blend of circular yoke shaping for the front and back with ribbed raglan sleeve shaping. You can marl your colors any way you like. The blue sample features one color of suri alpaca throughout the entire sweater with color-blocked stripes using different fingering weight wool colorways. The large cowl neck is optional. If you prefer a regular ribbed collar, there are instructions that skip the large cowl feature.
The knitting is very simple so you can enjoy using this pattern as a canvas for experimenting with color.
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
37 (42, 46, 51, 55, 59, 64)” / 93 (105, 115, 128, 138, 150, 163)cm Chest Circumference. Large size shown with approximately 4” / 10cm of positive ease on Stephen and about 10” / 25cm of positive ease on Uri.
Yoke, Body, and Sleeve lengths are customizable. This sweater is designed to fit with approximately 4-6” / 10-15cm of positive ease.
These measurements are based on a gauge of 4.5 sts = 1” / 2.5cm.
Hold 2 strands of fingering weight yarn together for a worsted weight gauge.
1 strand lace weight mohair + 1 strand DK weight would also work well for the recommended gauge.
You can also knit this sweater with DK weight yarn.
Use this sweater like a canvas for playing with color. Customize the stripes and yarn types to your liking.
The last photo on this pattern page shows the Light Festival Scarf. You can see how the color change when they are marled. The royal blue suri alpaca gave a filter to the bright intense colors.
1250 (1350, 1450, 1550, 1650, 1750, 1850)yds / 1143 (1234, 1326, 1417, 1509, 1600, 1692)m of each strand (MC & CC).
You will need 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins of Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri for the MC if you would like to knit a similar version to the blue sample.
US 8 / 5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or one size smaller than main needle
Magic loop method is used for the collar, yoke, and sleeves.
5 stitch markers, tapestry needle
18 sts & 26 rnds = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch
Check your gauge to determine the best size and fit for you.
Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri
MC - Hero (royal blue)
Qing Fibre High Twist BFL
CC - Cheese, Teal, Flow, Young Ginger, Firaja, & Nassau