- 25 stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch or chart pattern, after blocking
Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge
Size A (for Single-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
- 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 this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
Size C (for Ribbing and Collar)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Size D (for Collar and optional Tubular Cast On)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
- Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
Size E (for Collar)
- One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size D
- Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)
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).
- 35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)” [89.5 (99, 109, 118.5, 128.5, 138.5) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 4–6″ [10–15cm]
- Sample shown is size 39″ [99 cm] with 5″ [12.5 cm] ease on model