knitscene Winter 2018: Suncadia Sweater
A classic gray sweater is an essential part of any wardrobe. I have 3—no, 4!—gray sweaters in my closet, and I wear them regularly throughout fall and winter. In fact, I wear them so often that some of them are starting to look a little worse for wear (and some of them are out of style), so I’ll need a replacement or two for this winter. I’m already working on one gray sweater, but I’d like one that’s a little more form-fitting to wear with skirts and over dresses. Enter the Suncadia Sweater from knitscene Winer 2018!
The lovely Suncadia Sweater features a staggered garter-stitch pattern with a central stockinette-stitch column; the garter stitches create a unique and very cool geometric pattern of staggered squares. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up, and after the shoulders are joined, the sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.
If you like clean, modern patterns, the Suncadia Sweater is for you! The patterning is subtle but interesting, and it’s super fun (and quick!) to knit. The delightfully soft and squishy, 100% wool Stacy Charles Fine Yarns S Line Bio Merino yarn will make this cool sweater a wardrobe staple!
DESIGNER Catrina Frost
FINISHED SIZE 38½ (42¼, 47, 50¾, 55½, 59¼)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 38½”; modeled with 5½” of positive ease.
YARN Stacy Charles Fine Yarns S Line Bio Merino (100% organic wool; 120 yd [110 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1596 stone grey, 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): 16″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 17 sts and 24 rnds = 4″ in charted patt on medium-sized needle.