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Spaced Oddity is a truly size inclusive pattern, with:
clear sizing information and schematic
instructions about how to pick a size
- vertical bust darts are written into the pattern for 3 cup sizes
- instructions for fronts of cardigan include instructions for all 3 cup sizes
- button band designed not to pull across the bust
- sizing and modification support at email@example.com and at Kim's Sweater Club virtual stitch night sessions
* top-down circular yoke construction
* simple intarsia
* can be worked in one piece, or partially in pieces and seamed (see Sweater Construction in pattern for more information)
Disruptive stripes fool the eye. Instead of seeing vertical stripes across a body, making it look wider, Spaced Oddity has the eye playfully jumping around from colour to colour.
Each stripe is made up of two colours. Each colour in a single stripe takes up half the circumference of the sweater, starting and stopping off centre to emphasize the symmetric asymmetry and give it balance. This sweater uses an odd number of skeins, each skein a different colour. This creates a relatively mindless colour sequence.
An odd number of colours, spaced oddly: Spaced Oddity!
Full chest/Bust Circumference (not including optional bust darts)
CENTIMETERS: (83, 86.5, 89.5, 98, 105.5) (112.5, 115.5, 122,133.5, 136.5) [143, 150, 159.5, 167.5, 179]
INCHES: (32.75, 34, 35.25, 38.5, 41.5) (44.25, 45.5, 48, 52.5, 53.75) [56.25, 59, 62.75, 66, 70.5]
CENTIMETERS: (99.5,106.5, 111, 116, 125.5) (139, 144, 153.5,159, 166.5) [170, 179.5, 194.5, 211, 217]
INCHES: (39.25,42, 43.75, 45.75, 49.5) (54.75, 56.75, 60.5, 62.5, 65.5) [67, 70.75, 76.5, 83, 85.5]
Choose a chest size that is 5-15 cm / 2-6 inches larger than your upper torso measurement (high bust). Hem/hip circumference should be minimum 15 cm / 6 inches larger than your largest hip circumference. 20 - 25 cm / 8 - 10 inches larger will give you a swingier cardigan.
Sample size: I knit size 8, with 15 cm / 6 inches of ease at my upper torso and 5 cm / 2 inch bust darts and 10 inches of ease at the hem.
Bust Darts: Instructions for working 5 - 10 cm / 2 - 4 inches of bust darts are included in the pattern.
Indigodragonfly R.O.U. Sport [100% superwash merino; 300 m/328 yds per 100 g]
Indigodragonfly Shark Sport [100% untreated fine merino; 300 m/328 yds per 100 g]
1 skein each of (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) (7, 7, 7, 7, 7) [7, 7, 9, 9, 9] colours
Sample is made in R.O.U.Sport, using 5 colours:
Tappenodd (light green), Sargasm (purple), Patina Fey (grey), and 2 random colours (dark green and orange)
25 stitches and 34 rows per 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch worked flat and in the round (for the sleeves).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Needles for yoke and body: 3 mm / US 2.5 circular needles—length: minimum 70 cm / 28 inches Always choose a needle size that gives you the pattern gauge. For reference, I am a very loose knitter who often needs to go down two needle sizes. Please judge your needle size accordingly.
Needles for sleeves: 3 mm / US 2.5 needles - same size used for yarn and your preferred needle for working a small circumference in the round: DPNs, magic loop or two circulars. Not needed if you choose to work the sleeves flat.
stitch markers of different colours / styles.
hook and eye closures
yarn / tapestry needle