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Fanlight - Sweater

For this stranded colourwork design I was inspired by the joy of spring sunlight streaming through stained glass, and my love of geometric forms. I really love how Art Deco designers and artists like Frank Lloyd Wright brought these elements together in fresh compositions that are both beautiful and practical.

The body of the jumper is worked top-down in the round, beginning with a tubular cast-on and 1x1 rib in CC1. Short rows are worked in stockinette to raise the back neck, then MC is joined and colourwork begins – MC and CC2 are striped, so only two colours are ever worked per round. When the colourwork is finished, body and sleeves are split and worked in MC. A smaller colourwork motif is worked at the cuffs and hem, then we continue with only CC1 for 1x1 rib.

Designer

Marina Skua

Format

Right now, Fanlight is only available as part of our Issue 7! You can get Issue 7 here.

Errata

Errata for Fanlight are available here.

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  • Sizes

    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

    84.5 (93.75, 100, 111, 117.25) [128.25, 134.5, 145.5, 151.75, 161] cm / 33.75 (37.5, 40, 44.25, 47) [51.25, 53.75, 58.25, 60.75, 64.25]” - recommended to be worn with 6-11.5 cm / 2.5-4.5” of positive ease at the bust.

    Yarn

    Marina Skua Mendip 4-Ply (100% British wool; 150 metres / 161 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 495 (560, 600, 680, 725) [800, 850, 935, 985, 1060] metres / 545 (615, 660, 745, 795) [875, 930, 1025, 1080, 1160] yards 

    CC1: 185 (220, 240, 275, 300) [335, 365, 405, 435, 480] metres / 205 (245, 265, 305, 330) [370, 400, 445, 480, 525] yards

    CC2: 55 (60, 65, 70, 75) [80, 85, 90, 95, 100] metres / 65 (70, 75, 80, 85) [90, 95, 100, 105, 110] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourways Sheep (Sunny) for MC, Rose (Stormy) for CC1 and Bloom (Stormy) for CC2. Davina wears a size 3 with 14 cm / 5.5" of positive ease.

    Needles

    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle 2-3 sizes smaller than main needle)

    You will also need the needle sizes above in your preferred format for small-circumference knitting.

    Gauge

    22 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)

    24 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stranded colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Notions

    • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
    • Darning needle
    • Removable stitch markers 
    • Scrap yarn and stitch holder
    • Stitch markers 
    • Tape measure

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