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- George Bernard Shaw

Lithia Park

With its high-low hem and honeycomb-stitch shawl collar, Lithia Park could be your go-to sweater this season.

It has a top-down, seamless, modular construction, shaped with eyelets.

The honeycomb shawl collar looks as good from the back as from the front. It, along with the shaker-rib hem and cuffs are worked using knit-one (and purl-one) below techniques.

Sweater chest sizes: 34 (36, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56)" / 86 (91, 97, 104, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm. -1to 3" ease recommended. Shown in size 34 with 1" ease.

Yarn: 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds /125 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed). Shown in Eden red.

Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Size 6 US / 4.0 mm circular needles (with a long cable) for sweater, double-pointed (dpn) or circular needles (with a short cable) for sleeves; 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 19 stitches and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, 15 stitches and 36 rows in honeycomb pattern stitch. Measure gauge from the center stitches of a large washed and dried swatch.

Skills used: Provisional cast on, k1B and p1B (knit and purl one below), pick up and knit, short rows.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematic, glossary. A phototutorial for the Italian bind off method used here can be viewed at www.sundayknits.com/techniques/italian-bindoff.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit Lithia Park

© Sunday Knits 2014. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Tested by Susan Thompson. Modelled by Rebekah Smith.
Landscape backdrop courtesy William McCarthy Fine Art.