Whether it’s concrete sidewalks or rustic trails that beckon you outdoors, grab your Alternating Paths sweater and hit the road enjoying fresh air and quality time with your family and friends, both human and furry. Your cheeks may be rosy when you arrive at your destination, but you’ll be warm and toasty, and looking great in your beautiful handknit sweater.
Construction Notes: Completely Seamless! The bottom hem is worked in 2 pieces, allowing customization for a longer back than front or tunic length sweater. Then the body is worked in the round to the under arms. The upper back and chest are worked flat to the shoulders, which are joined using the three needle bind off method. (Alternatively, bound off and seamed.) After the rolled edge is added to the neck, the sleeves are set-in by picking up stitches and worked top down to the cuff.
The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with the cable repeat charted.
Blocked Bust: 33.25”/ 84.5cm (36.25”/ 92.5cm, 39.25”/ 100cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 45.25”/ 115cm, 48.25”/ 123cm).
Total Length: 22”/ 55.5cm (22.5”/ 57cm, 22.75”/ 58cm, 22.75”/ 58cm, 23”/ 58.5cm, 23.5”/ 60cm).
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Americo Originals Cotton Matizada shown in Heathered Amethyst. 100% Peruvian pima cotton (Aran weight) from socially responsible yarn co. Single Skein Info: 218yds/ 199m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 7/ 4.5mm circular needles
US 7/ 4.5mm DPNs
US 6/ 4.25mm DPNs or small circulars for neck pick up
Spare needle or scrap yarn
24 sts and 28 rnds over 4”/ 10cm knit in the round in pattern repeat. 20 sts and 32 rnds over 4”/ 10cm knit in the round in Stockinette stitch. If substituting yarn, make sure your blocked stitch gauge matches and follow the “If substituting yarn” sections throughout the pattern.
New pattern addition of “if substituting yarn” section allows for easy knitting when the row gauge doesn’t match. Check it out!
Remember to swatch with Swatchers Cowl.