knitscene Winter 2018: Lake Geneva Sweater
With Kephren Pritchett’s Lake Geneva Sweater, a sense of duality exists. The yarn looks marled but instead is the result of holding two strands of the same yarn in different colors together throughout the making. One of eight projects in the “Curiosities” story featured in knitscene Winter 2018, this design brings attention to what can be done when stitching just a bit outside of the box.
This garment is worked from the top down. The back is worked separately back and forth to the underarms and the stitches are placed on holders. Stitches for each front are picked up along the back shoulders and increased for the neck, then each front is worked to the underarms. The shorter row gauge of the garter stitch creates the shoulder slope. There is a certain casual charm to the structure of this pullover.
Using Cascade Yarns Sorata, a blend of Llama and Silk, the feel of this project will have you absolutely addicted to the creative process. And the wearability? If layered just right, it will take you through fall and into the depths of winter without missing a beat.
Pairing the Sorata Charcoal and Silver resulted in this version for the pages of knitsceneWinter 2018, but imagine the lovely contrast if the charcoal was paired with the Sorata Dusky Teal, or if the silver sang alongside Antique Moss.
The only thing you need to do now is get started.
DESIGNER Kephren Pritchett
FINISHED SIZE 35¼ (40½, 43¾, 48¾, 52¼, 55½)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 35¼”; modeled with 1¼” of positive ease.
YARN Cascade Yarns Sorata (70% baby llama, 30% silk; 437 yd [400 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #4 charcoal (dark gray; A) and #3 silver (light gray; B), 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins each.
NEEDLES Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st with 2 strands held tog on larger needles; 19 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in garter st with 2 strands held tog on larger needles.