We are currently hosting a trunk show of garments from NY based Loopy Mango, including the Artist Sweater:
Like all Loopy Mango patterns, this one is free with the purchase of the yarn! This sweater is worked in the round from the hem to the armholes, then back and front are worked separately to the end of raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in the round from the cuff to the armholes, then back and forth to the end of raglan shaping. The pieces are joined together for the yoke, which is worked in the round through the neckband. Finally, the raglan seams are sewn together. To achieve the right weight yarn is held double – pull from 2 balls of yarn at the same time. Cuffs, neckband and bottom rib are done holding two strands of same color yarn – Color 1. The rest of the sweater is done holding 2 strands of contrasting color – one strand of Color 1 and one strand of Color 2. OR you can do it all in one color like the one above! This is a quick knit on huge needles and with two strands of worsted held together.
- knit and purl
- SSK and K2tog
- M1L and M1R
Loopy Mango Dream yarn in the following quantities:
|X-Small||6 balls in C1, 4 balls in C2||19″ (48 cm)||22″ (56 cm)|
|Small||6 balls in C1, 4 balls in C2||21″ (54 cm)||22.5″ (57 cm)|
|Medium||7 balls in C1, 5 balls in C2||23.5″ (59 cm)||24.5″ (62 cm)|
|Large||8 balls in C1, 6 balls in C2||26″ (66 cm)||26.5″ (67 cm)|
|X-large||9 balls in C1, 7 balls in C2||28″ (71 cm)||27″ (68 cm)|
|2X-large/3X-large||10 balls in C1, 8 balls in C2||30.5″ (77 cm)||27.5″ (70 cm)|
Size US 13 (9 mm) 16” (40 cm) Circular Knitting Needles
Size US 17 (12 mm) 20” (50 cm) Circular Knitting Needles
Stockinette on size US 17: 8.5 sts/4″, 13 rounds/4″; 1×1 rib on size US 13: 10 sts/4’’, 16 rounds4’’.
Note: Be sure to work your swatch in the round since the body and sleeves are worked in the round. For many knitters, working stockinette in the round yields a different row gauge than working it flat, since they are working only knit stitches, not knit and purl stitches.