This colorful sweater is knit seamlessly in the round while always holding two strands of yarn together for a marled effect. The yoke is shaped with expanding ribbed columns. The body and sleeves are knit inside out so that you see the bumpy reverse stockinette stitch fabric on the outside. Hold your leftover bits of fingering weight yarn together to paint a colorfully speckled landscape. Finish the edges with 2x2 ribbing and optional thumbholes.
Yarn Fingering weight held double for a worsted weight gauge
Yardage MC - 500 (550, 600, 650, 700, 750)yds / 457 (503, 549, 594, 640, 686)m of each color for yoke, cuffs, and body ribbing. CC - Approximately 600 (650, 700, 750, 800, 850)yds / 549 (594, 640, 686, 732, 777)m for each strand of the fingering weight contrast colors in the body and sleeves (bright colorful fabric).
For example, if you’re knitting the smallest size you would then need 1200yds / 1098m for all your CC colors because you’re holding the yarns with 2 strands together (600yds / 549m of each strand for the smallest size).
Needles 40” US 8 / 5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle or a needle 1 size smaller than the needle for gauge. Magic loop method is used for knitting neck and sleeves in the round.
Yoke & Ribbed Cuffs MC (main colors) - Woolfolk Tynd Colors 15 (Solid Black) held together with 04 (Pewter)
Reverse Stockinette Stitch Body & Sleeves CC (contrast colors)- a variety of fingering weight yarns including Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles & Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, & Qing Fibre Merino Singles. Sample used a mixture of semi-solid & speckled yarns held double.