Sep 262011

Stolita The Knitting Vortex

A multi-season dolman sleeve cardigan, Stolitsa layers perfectly to suit the changing weather from autumn through spring. Worked from the top down with integrated sleeves, the front panels feature ZigZag Vine Lace scaled to size. The sweater is cast on provisionally at the shoulders, with back and fronts worked separately to the armhole. Sleeve stitches are put on hold and later grafted at the undersleeve seams; the fronts and back are joined and worked back and forth to the hem. Rib details finish the look, and a few short rows softly shape the collar.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, short rows, simple lace, picking up stitches. ZigZag Vine Lace is charted only; pattern includes a buttonhole photo tutorial and link to my short row tutorial.
Size: 32.75 (35, 37.25, 39.5, 43, 46.5)” bust; sample shown in second size with no ease.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Twist (100% merino wool; 150 yards/100g); 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins, shown in Applewood.
Other Materials: US 10 (6mm) 32” circular needle; US 9 (5.5mm) 60” circular
needle for picking up stitches; Stitch markers (4); Stitch holders; Scrap yarn; Yarn needle; 7/8” buttons, (6); Matching sewing thread and needle.
Gauge: 14 st and 22 rows/4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern. 

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