I don't have time for a long post today. I'm heading to Maine in a few hours to teach at Fiber College. If you live anywhere near Searsport, Maine I highly recommend spending the day, or the whole weekend at Fiber College. There are a lot of wonderful classes that have room for last minute sign ups, a market filled with gorgeous yarn and spinning fiber, free demonstrations, book signings, and fun people all in a spectacular setting.
Before I head out I want to tell you about my new design, Chambers Street. This over-sized sweater is knit in sport weight yarn at a loose gauge to give it fabulous drape. I knit Sofie's in Louet Euroflax Sport, but when I make my own it will be in glorious Plucky Primo Sport.
This comfortable sweater is as easy to make as it is to wear. I chose to design Chambers Street as a pieced sweater to give the drapey fabric a bit of needed structure, but seaming is easy with drop shoulders and no arm holes to fiddle with. Side vents and color blocking give Chambers Street up to date style.
Wear Chambers Street with 3-5" of positive ease. The model’s bust measurement is 35” and she is wearing the 40” size. When selecting color placement, consider your body proportions. The model has broad shoulders and narrow hips. For her, placing the brighter color on the bottom and the darker color on the top helps to balance her proportions. For narrow shoulders, and broader hips, consider reversing the color positions.
(Ravelry link above, please head over to Ravelry to queue it or fav it.)
Sizes: This sweater is meant to be worn with 3-5” of positive ease. See “Finished Measurements” below and select your size accordingly.
Finished Measurements: 34[36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60]” at bust and hip, 25” long (may be lengthened or shortened as desired.)
Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport, 100% Linen; 270yards/246 m per 100g / 3.5 oz skein,
MC: Eggplant - 3 [3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4] skeins CC: Aqua - 2 [2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3] skeins
MC: Eggplant - 670 [710, 730, 770, 800, 840, 890, 920, 950, 1000, 1040, 1050, 1080] yds CC: Aqua - 340 [360, 370, 390, 400, 430, 450, 470, 480, 490, 520, 540, 550, 570] yds
24” US 6 (4 mm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
24” US 4 (3mm) circular needle or 2 sizes smaller than needles used to achieve gauge
Gauge: 21 sts & 29 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette - blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle, safety pins
Thank you to my test knitters; Mari, Kelly, Annika, & La'Ketta and to my wonderful tech editor Karen.