SIZES: XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)/32”, (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”) bust and 20”, (21”, 22.5”, 24.5”, 25.25”, 26.25”) length. Intended to be worn with 0-2” of positive ease. Sample shown in size S.
Shown in colors : Deep Sea Blue (a), Sea Blue (b) and Light Sea Blue (c).
a) 1 skein for all sizes
b) 1 skein for sizes XS-L, 2 skeins for XL-2XL
c) 1 skein for XS, 2 skeins for all other sizes.
NEEDLES: US size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs or small circumference circulars, plus 24” and 32” circular needles, or size needed to make gauge. US size 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or small circumference circulars, plus 32” circular, or one needle size smaller than size used to make gauge.
Notes From the Designer:
•This sweater begins with a provisional cast on at the neck so you can work short row neck shaping after the body is complete. If you prefer to omit the short rows, you can use a regular cast on and work the ribbing before beginning the yoke.
•Instructions are given for a three-color gradient, but you can work more or fewer colors. If working with hand-dyed yarns over large sections of fabric, you may want to alternate skeins every couple of rows to minimize color pooling.
•This sweater shares a stitch pattern with the Arklund Scarf. Both patterns are named after locations in Tales of Xilia, one of my favorite video games. In the game, Arklund Quag is adjacent to the city of Fennmont, which is in a state of eternal nighttime. I opted to work the gradient for this sample with the darkest color at the top down to the lightest color to mimic the night sky, which is darkest at the deepest, or “top,” part of the sky, fading to lighter colors down near the horizon. Whether or not you’re into video games, let this be your nighttime sky, or at least your stargazing sweater!
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I have never knitted a sweater before and was pleasantly surprised at how easy the instructions are to follow. Scrumptious!
I'm looking forward to using this pattern in graduated colors.
Lovely simple lines, can't wait to knit this.
Great pattern - very well written and easy to follow
Loved the look of this sweater. This pattern is written in the way I like. The sweater itself is described. Then it clearly lists the materials needed, the stitch pattern and the step-wise knitting instructions.
I knew from the moment I saw this that this was a sweater I wanted. The pattern is written in the way that I enjoy following. The sweater in general is described. The stitch pattern is described. The materials, gauge, abbreviations all up front and clear. Options explained. Instructions easy to follow. So far I have stash dived and cast on. Using a hand dye, so rotating hanks.
Love the pattern, and easy for an advance beginner to read. Can't wait to try more.
I did it like a tester, and is a fabulous pullover. Easy and lovely