As whispering winds blow a cool breeze across your shoulders, reach for your Summer Hideaway Sweater. Elegant details grace this seamless bottom-up design with top-down sleeves. A curved or straight hem turns the design from boater chic to city classic. The easy pattern repeat creates both texture and airiness, ideal for a summer weight sweater. Large needles make it a quick knit!
32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm)
Bust: 32.5”/ 82cm (36.25”/ 92cm, 38.5”/ 97.5cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 46.75”/ 119cm, 50.75”/ 128.5cm)
Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (26”/ 66cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm, 28.5”/ 72.5cm)
Sweater – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Malabrigo Verano, shown in color Alpaca Metal
Single skein info: 100% pima cotton Worsted/ DK; 205yds/ 187m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 7/ 4.5mm circular needles
US 7/ 4.5mm DPNs
US 9/ 5.5mm circular needles
5 stitch markers, including 1 unique for start of Rnd
21 sts and 20 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in pattern stitch using larger needles.
• Construct It, Sweater: Summer Hideaway Sweater is worked bottom up in the round, seamlessly. Finishing work is designed to be kept to a minimum with fun knitting techniques. The armhole shaping is worked flat with a contiguous seamless edge. The trim along the neck is picked up after the shoulders are bound off. Sleeves are picked up from the armhole edging and worked top down.
• Swoop It: Summer Hideaway features a swooping hemline. This is optional. If you skip the Short Rows section in hem, the design will be straight across the bottom as seen in the tank sample.
• Swatch It: work a generously sized swatch, wash, and block. The overall weight of the sweater affects the final blocked gauge. For reference, designer’s unblocked gauge was 23 sts and 25 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in pattern stitch using larger needles.
• Watch It: two video links in pattern
• Colossians 3:1-4