Diamond Lake

$10.00

Designed by: Jill Zielinski / aka Knitterella for North Bay Fiber 

      

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Like sunlight sparkling on water, diamond motifs dance around the yoke and hem of this colorwork sweater. Designed in North Bay Fiber Elemental Fingering, this addictive, lightweight sweater is a joy to knit. Using three contrasting colors, the pattern offers 10 sizes along with options for short or long sleeve. Diamond Lakeis an eye-catching piece that will make a great addition to your handknit wardrobe.



SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Suggested Ease Range: 4–6” / 10–15cm of positive ease at the bust. Samples shown is are size 38.5” and worn with 4.5” of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx 34.25 (38.5, 41.5, 45.75, 48.5, 50, 54.25, 58.5, 63, 66)”/85.5 (96, 104, 114.5, 121, 125, 135.5, 146, 157.5, 165)cm

 

YARN:
Short Sleeve:
North Bay Fiber, Elemental (100% domestic Cormo wool; 465 yd / 425 m per 100 g); in colors Clay Banks (MC) 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, Natural (C1) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s), and Hard Water (C2) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein

OR fingering weight yarn in the approx yardage:
• MC: 610 (684, 766, 849, 930, 944, 1033, 1109, 1204, 1273)yds / 555 (622, 696, 772, 821, 845, 939, 1008, 1095, 1157)m
• C1: 419 (470, 527, 583, 621, 649, 711, 762, 828, 875)yds / 381 (427, 479, 530, 565, 590, 646, 693, 753, 795)m
• C2: 162 (182, 204, 225, 240, 251, 275, 294, 320, 338)yds / 147 (165, 185, 205, 218, 228, 250, 267, 291, 307)m

 

Long Sleeve Sample: North Bay Fiber, Elemental (100% domestic Cormo wool; 465 yd / 425 m per 100 g); in colors Coho (MC) 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, Rock Bottom (C1) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s), and Split Shot (C2) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein

OR fingering weight yarn in the approx yardage:
• MC: 966 (1086, 1212, 1314, 1458, 1501, 1639, 1759, 1908, 2018)yds / 878 (987, 1102, 1195, 1325, 1365, 1490, 1599, 1735, 1835)m
• C1: 419 (470, 527, 583, 621, 649, 711, 762, 828, 875)yds / 381 (427, 479, 530, 565, 590, 646, 693, 753, 795)m
• C2: 162 (182, 204, 225, 240, 251, 275, 294, 320, 338)yds / 147 (165, 185, 205, 218, 228, 250, 267, 291, 307)m

 

 

GAUGE:
• 28 sts x 36 rnds = 4"/10cm in chart and Stockinette stitch, worked in the round, blocked

 

 

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch. Note: Depending on the size knit, a longer circular Gauge Needle may be needed to accommodate yoke and body stitches. Use the appropriate length for the size you are making.
• Gauge Needle: Size US 4 (3.5mm) 16", 32", 40" and 60" (for sizes 58.5"/146cm and above) circular needles—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: Size US 3 (3.25mm) 16", 32", 40" and 60" (for sizes 58.5"/146cm and above) circular needles and DPNs—or one size smaller than gauge needle

 

 

NOTES:
• In order to maintain gauge in stranded knitting, it’s important to use the appropriate length circular needles. Should stitches be too close together, floats may not be long enough and could tighten yoke gauge.
• Piece is knit in the round from the top down.
• Directions are written for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses.
• Short row shaping is used before the Yoke Increases to raise the back of neck.
• Sleeves stitches from the yoke are placed on waste yarn while the Body is worked in the round to the bottom edge. Sleeve stitches are then returned to the needles and worked in the round to the Cuff.
• For short rows, sample shown uses the method for Japanese Short Rows in the round.
• Stranded colorwork knitting often tightens one’s gauge; therefore, consider going down a needle size after workingthe chart or vice versa. Sample shown used that technique.
• Neckline is worked last and is picked up from the provisional cast-on.