Arcadia

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For this design, I envisioned a piece with both colorwork and texture. Typically, a design idea forms in my mind, and then I buy the yarn to suit. In this case I already had most of the yarn, so I created this pattern to suit the yarn. Most of the texture is derived from easy 3-stitch cables that are worked without a cable needle. Colorwork is located in the yoke, upper body, lower body, upper sleeves and lower sleeves, and both charts and written instructions are included. I hope you enjoy knitting this garment as much as I did!

Description

SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) (16, 17, 18, 19)

To fit chest circumference:

28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) (40, 42, 44, 46) (48, 50, 52, 54, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64) “ /

70 (75, 80, 85, 90, 95) (100, 105, 110, 115) (120, 125, 130, 135, 140) (145, 150, 155, 160) cm

Finished chest circumference:

30.5 (32, 34.5, 36, 38.5, 40) (42.5, 44, 46.5, 48) (50.5, 52, 54.5, 56, 58.5) (60, 62.5, 64, 66.5)” /

76.5 (80, 86.5, 90, 96.5, 100) (106.5, 110, 116.5, 120) (126.5, 130, 136.5, 140, 146.5) (150, 156.5, 160, 166.5) cm

Intended to fit with 2-2.5″ / 5-6.5 cm positive ease. See more sizing info in the Schematic in the photo gallery.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Stockinette: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 6 / 4 mm needles

Colorwork: 20 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles

NEEDLES

Needle size is a suggestion. Please use the needle size that achieves gauge for you.

Ribbing: Size US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm for neckband; 24” / 60 cm or longer for hem and cuffs; small circumference needles for cuff if not using magic loop

Stockinette: Size US 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm for upper yoke; 24” / 60 cm or longer for yoke, body and sleeves; small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop

Colorwork: Size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 24” / 60 cm or longer for yoke, body and sleeves; small circumference needles for sleeve colorwork if not using magic loop

Optional for sleeve colorwork (if you knit more tightly in small circumferences): Size US 8 / 5 mm small circumference or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles if working magic loop

NOTIONS

1 BOR marker, scrap yarn for sleeves, darning needle

Optional: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) (19, 19, 20, 21) (22, 23, 24, 24, 25) (26, 27, 28, 29) markers for separating chart reps

YARN

Less Traveled Yarn, Arcadia DK (100% Merino; 180 yds / 164 meters per 50-gram skein)

OR any DK/worsted weight yarn that achieves gauge

YARDAGE

Yardage includes a 10% buffer for slight variations in gauge.

MC yards: 796 (932, 992, 1054, 1097, 1168) (1189, 1255, 1352, 1398) (1498, 1569, 1630, 1701, 1809) (1884, 1994, 2079, 2192)

MC meters: 728 (853, 908, 964, 1004, 1069) (1088, 1148, 1237, 1279) (1370, 1435, 1491, 1556, 1655) (1723, 1824, 1902, 2005)

CC1 yards: 178 (193, 211, 223, 238, 253) (270, 284, 304, 316) (336, 351, 374, 390, 413) (429, 453, 470, 494)

CC1 meters: 163 (177, 193, 204, 218, 232) (247, 260, 278, 289) (308, 321, 342, 357, 378) (393, 415, 430, 452)

CC2 yards: 225 (244, 266, 282, 302, 321) (341, 359, 384, 400) (426, 445, 473, 494, 522) (544, 572, 596, 626)

CC2 meters: 206 (224, 244, 258, 277, 294) (312, 329, 352, 366) (390, 407, 433, 452, 478) (498, 524, 545, 573)

SAMPLES

Black sample pictured is size 5 modeled on a 37” / 92.5 cm chest circ, demonstrating a positive ease of 1.5” / 4 cm. Yarn is Less Traveled Yarn Arcadia DK in the colorways Vanta (MC), Spicy Salmon (CC1) and Amber (CC2).

Light gray sample pictured is size 14 modeled on a 54” / 135 cm chest circ, demonstrating a positive ease of 2” / 5 cm. Yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the colorways Gull (MC), Indigo Heather (CC1) and Magic (CC2).

NOTES 

This garment is constructed from the top down and is worked in one piece. BOR is located at the center back throughout the pattern. Left and right instructions are from the wearer’s perspective.