Illuminate Sweater Kit by Andrea Mowry - Rhinebeck Sweater

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All dyed to order kits come with a lead time of at least three weeks.

This is a pattern for the Illuminate Sweater by Andrea Mowry. This kit does not include the pattern - you will need to purchase that directly from Andrea : https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/illuminate-2 

Please note these kits are dyed to order and will dispatch within 2 weeks.  

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm
Recommended ease is 0 to +6”/0 to +15 cm; sample is shown in Size 3 on 5’5” tall person with a 34”/86.5 cm bust for 6”/15 cm of positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

MC - Sport weight (200 yds/approx. 50 g)
148 (168, 180, 200, 226)(245, 277, 300, 325)g
590 (670, 720, 800, 902)(980, 1107, 1200, 1297) yds
540 (612, 659, 732, 825)(896, 1012, 1098, 1186) m

CC - Lace weight held double to create a fluffy Fingering (470 yds/50 g) 79 (89, 96, 109, 120)(130, 147, 163, 172) g
735 (834, 898, 1018, 1125)(1221, 1379, 1528, 1616) yds
672 (763, 821, 931, 1028)(1116, 1261, 1397, 1478) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose the color-shifting, moody Nocturne of Spincycle Yarns (although their Dyed in the Wool is a perfect substitute), and brought it to life with ethereal mohair Feather from Magpie Fibers. Using these 2 very different yarns together created a light, yet warm, sweater with colorwork and stripes that really stand out thanks to gorgeous halo of mohair.

MC - Botanical yarn Sport Weight - 80% Superwash Merino Wool 20% Nylon 100g 300m per 100g 
2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins 

CC - Botanical yarn Mohair-72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk, Brushed Singles, (420 m/50 g)
2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(3, 3, 4, 4) skeins 

Size 1 

MC - 2 skeins

CC - 2 skeins

 

Size 2

MC - 3 skeins

CC - 2 skeins

 

Size 3 

MC - 3 skeins

CC - 2 skeins

 

Size 4 

MC - 3 skeins

CC - 3 skeins

 

Size 5 

MC - 3 skeins

CC - 3 skeins

 

Size 6

MC - 3 skeins

CC - 3 skeins

 

Size 7 

MC - 4 skeins

CC - 3 skeins

 

Size 8 

MC - 4 skeins

CC - 4 skeins

 

Size 9 

MC - 4 skeins

CC - 4 skeins

 

 

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm –24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular

Sleeves: US 5/3.75 mm –preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs) (Optional, but recommended to keep a consistent gauge during small circumference knitting!)

Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32-40”/80-100 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs.

(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The Ribbing needle should be 2 US sizes smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, cable needle, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
22 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
2x2 Tubular Cast On
Knitting
Purling
Ribbing
Short Rows
Increasing
Stranded colorwork
Holding 2 strands of yarn together as one
Reading a chart (the colorwork of this pattern is CHARTED ONLY)
Stripes (jogless stripes)
Picking up stitches
Decreasing
2x2 Tubular Bind off