This pattern is designed for use with 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skein(s) of our Yak Merino Sport yarn in colorway: Burgundy. Choose any color you like, though. 328 yards each skein. Any Sport weight yarn will work, just adjust for yardage.
You'll need 32" circular needle in US size 6 (4.0mm), 16" circular needle in US size 5 (3.75mm), one additional size 6 needle (straight, circular or DPN) for working 3-needle BO.
•Is it a sweater? Is it a poncho? You decide! It's flattering to virtually all shapes and sizes and is just so darn comfortable.
•Sizes include: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) / 48" (52", 56", 60", 64") circumference, blocked and worn with approximately 12" of positive ease. Shown in size 1 on a 35" bust.
Notes From the Designer:
•I love cables. I love off-center cables, which seem a little more interesting to me than centered cables. I decided to put just one shoulder cable on this piece, like a badge or sash, to break up the Stockinette background (which I also love).
•Last year, I bought a commercially-made sweater/poncho hybrid similar to this and immediately started deconstructing it in my head, wondering how it was put together and how I could make it differently. This piece is the result. It's not as gigantically oversized--big enough to be comfy without wearing a flour sack--with split hems at the ribbing and an open neckline. This piece is the poncho I would make for myself that would replace my store-bought poncho in a heartbeat. I think of that poncho as the construction lesson that helped me to make my own with elements that I love.
•This piece is worked flat in 2 pieces. Shoulders are connected using the three-needle bo method. Sides are seamed from the bottom of the armhole to the top of the hem ribbing, leaving a split hem at the bottom. Sts are picked up and worked in the round for the collar. Sts are picked up from the sides of the armholes and worked back and forth until the length matches the bound off underarm edge, then the sleeve sts are seamed to each side of the underarm edges to complete the sleeves.
•There are no bust sizes listed for this garment, only approximate final circumferences. If you'd like this to fit with less than the intended 12" or so of positive ease, you might want to pick a circumference relatively close to your actual bust size. If you'd like more positive ease, try a circumference that is relatively further from your actual bust size.
•When working with hand-dyed yarns for a garment, I strongly recommend alternating skeins. You don't have to, but it helps reduce color pooling and any noticeable line where you added a new skein. Sample shown did not alternate skeins when working the ribbing or both sides of the front neck, but did alternate skeins throughout the rest of the body.
Designed by Emily Walton.
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Enjoy your knitting!
Errata: Line 1 of the cable panel should be worked as P3, LPC, (P2, RPC, LPC) twice, P2, RPC, P3.
I've come to look forward to Free Pattern Fridays! It's a happy place at EFA and I can hardly wait to cast this one on....only problem is which colourway to select?!
Thank you for a great pattern. I have 4 skeins of your Yak Merino Sport yarn just looking for a project. I can't wait to start this one as soon as I finish my WIP.
I have not had a chance to make it. It will be a project that I will need help with. It is above my skill level.
good idea for one of my next projects .... thanks for the idea
Not on my needle yet but looking forward to being my next project.
What's not to love about this design? Easy, comfortable and so pretty!
Have not made it yet but ordered it so I can when I have time.
Only a four because I don't have it on my needles yet. But I fell in love with this pattern the second I saw it and I can't wait to make one for myself.
love the design and pattern, would you have a chart for the cable?
What a fabulous garment! Can hardly wait to get knitting.
I cannot wait to get this top on my needles. As a larger (curvier as they say now) woman I like tops that are not form-fitted and this looks so comfortable!! Thank you Chandi and Emily for such a beautiful pattern.