Product description

Stasis is a round-yoke colorwork pullover inspired by the geometric motifs found in blackwork embroidery, often stitched in black thread on a quiet, off-white background. As a pullover, Stasis retains this simplicity, with its line art motif concentrated on the yoke and hems. It is precisely because of this minimal yet striking design that Stasis also works well in bolder color combinations. The balanced placement of the motifs also offers interesting possibilities for color blocking. Work this pattern in woolen-spun Loft for a softer graphic effect, or in worsted-spun Peerie for intensified linework.

Designer: Leila Raabe

Collection: Spring Thaw & Holiday 2018

 

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Stasis

Colorwork Yoke Pullover

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  • Product description

    Stasis is a round-yoke colorwork pullover inspired by the geometric motifs found in blackwork embroidery, often stitched in black thread on a quiet, off-white background. As a pullover, Stasis retains this simplicity, with its line art motif concentrated on the yoke and hems. It is precisely because of this minimal yet striking design that Stasis also works well in bolder color combinations. The balanced placement of the motifs also offers interesting possibilities for color blocking. Work this pattern in woolen-spun Loft for a softer graphic effect, or in worsted-spun Peerie for intensified linework.

    Designer: Leila Raabe

    Collection: Spring Thaw & Holiday 2018

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARN

    Loft Version: 

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

    • 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Color 1 (C1)
    • 1 skein of Color 2 (C2)
    • Photographed in colors Snowbound (C1) and Cast Iron (C2)


    Peerie Version: 

    Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

    • 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Color 1 (C1)
    • 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Color 2 (C2)
    • Sample photographed in colors Palazzo (C1) and Morel (C2) & Patina (C1) and Muslin(C2)


    YARDAGE

    Loft Version: 

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following amounts:

    • 945 (1020, 1125, 1270, 1460, 1645) yards C1
    • 150 (165, 180, 205, 235, 265) yards C2


    Peerie Version:

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following amounts:

    • 1040 (1125, 1240, 1400, 1605, 1810) yards C1
    • 165 (180, 200, 225, 260, 295) yards C2


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 26 stitches & 40 rounds = 4″ in single-color Stockinette Stitch with Size A Needle, after blocking
    • 26 stitches & 40 rounds = 4″ in charted colorwork with Size B Needle, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch)

    • One each 16″, 24″, and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)


    Size B (for Charted Colorwork)

    • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)
    • Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. 


    Size C (for Ribbing)

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)


    Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

    • One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size C
    • Suggested Size: 2.25 mm (US 1)


    Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.


    *32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 35 (37, 38¾, 42½, 47, 50¾)” [89 (94, 98.5, 108, 119.5, 129) cm] circumference at bust
    • Intended Ease: + 0–2″ [0–5 cm]
    • Sample shown is size 38¾” [98.5 cm] with 4¾” [12 cm] ease on model


  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

    • Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting
    • Color Dominance
    • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
    • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method (Stockinette Stitch)
    • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
    • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)


  • Pattern Updates

    11 April 2019: Version 2.1

    Page 7 updated to read:

    Switch to Size C 32" circular needle. Work Ribbing.


    14 November 2018: Version 2.0

    Stasis was regauged to also work with worsted-spun, fingering weight Peerie.


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