This preorder listing is for the yarn kit in the colours shown in the individual kit listings to make the Primavera sweater by Rachel Illsley from Unwind_Knitwear. Kits will be dyed and posted within 2-4 weeks.
Kit sizes relate to the following pattern sizes:
Size 1 - XS
Size 2 - S,M,L
Size 3 - XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL
The kit does not contain the pattern, which can be bought separately from Ravelry here and from Lovecrafts
Description from the pattern page :
Primavera is the third design of my Einaudi Collection and is inspired by an Einaudi composition of the same name. The pattern of stranded colourwork around the yoke reflects the structure of the music: a simple melody that builds in complexity, with different elements combining and intertwining until they reach a climax of cascading scales. Following this climax the downward scales are mirrored by upward scales and in the same way on the garment the patterns of the yoke are mirrored in the patterns above the waistband. The use of intertwining shapes throughout also reflects the influence of traditional folk music that can be heard within the initial melody and accompanying harmonies.
This garment is graded into sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Recommended positive ease is 3-10” / 7.5-25cm at the chest.
Chest Circumference: 34.75 (39, 44, 46.25, 50) (53.75, 57.75, 62.5, 65.25)” / 87 (97.5, 110, 115.5, 125) (134.5, 144.5, 156.5, 163) cm.
Using 3.25mm / US size 3 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 26 stitches over 36 rounds in stockinette stitch, blocked, creates a 4x4”/10x10cm square.
When selecting your main and contrast colour I recommend choosing a fairly high contrast combination due to the delicate nature of some parts of the colourwork.
YARDAGE includes ~10% excess and assumes the folded neckband is worked:
Main Colour: 784 (933, 1063, 1094, 1265) (1310, 1397, 1573, 1619) metres / 858 (1021, 1162, 1197, 1384) (1433, 1528, 1721, 1771) yards / 214 (255, 290, 299, 346) (358, 382, 430, 442) grams.
Contrast Colour: 225 (254, 284, 298, 318) (342, 372, 401, 416) metres / 246 (278, 310, 326, 348) (375, 406, 439, 455) yards / 61 (69, 78, 81, 87) (94, 102, 110, 114) grams.
TOOLS & NOTIONS
3.25mm / US size 3 circular needles (range of cable lengths helpful) or needle size required to meet gauge.
2.75mm / US size 2 needles (range of cable lengths helpful) or needles 1-2 size(s) smaller than gauge needle.
-long tail cast on
-twisted rib OR regular 1x1 rib
-working in the round
-short row shaping
-stranded colourwork using two colours
-separating yoke into body and sleeves
-ribbing bind off
-cable cast on
-picking up stitches
-working decreases in a regular pattern