Over the last few years, I’ve enjoyed playing with slipped stitches to create faux-stranded knitting patterns that are simpler to work—and this was my goal, again, with Torbellino and its companion piece, Dust Devil.
The spiraling design on the yoke is created with slipped stitches, which creates a thinner fabric than traditional stranded knitting because you’re only carrying a single strand of yarn behind your work—perfect for warmer weather! To accompany this simpler colorwork yoke, I opted for a casual, relaxed fitting body—wide scoop neck, no waist shaping, an ever-so-slightly cropped fit with short rows used to lower the back hem, and loose, elbow-length sleeves, all finished off with simple contrast trim. It’s the most comfortable sweater I’ve ever designed or worn!
Part of the Juntos: Knits for Togetherness collection.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
Finished bust measurement: 34 (38, 42, 45 ¾, 49 ¾, 53 ½)”/87 (97, 107, 116.5, 126.5, 136) cm
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in st st with larger needles
22 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in pattern stitch (rep rnds 1-11 of Section 2 for pattern) worked in the rnd with larger needles
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Cobblestone DK, 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 275 yd/100 g (m/oz): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins in Lincoln Park and 1 skein in Federal Hill.
Needles: US 6/4 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
US 6/4 mm 24”/60 cm+ circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
US 6/4 mm DPNs, or long needle for magic loop, or size to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle, or one size below gauge needle
US 5/3.75 mm 24”/60+ cm circular needle, or one size below gauge needle
US 5/3.75 mm DPNs, or long needle for magic loop, or one size below gauge needle