English pattern for First Snow
First Snow is my Christmas Sweater – but it is very much like my other Christmas Sweaters; it is not very Christmas themed and can easily be used all year around. It has a colorwork pattern on the yoke of falling snowflakes and frosty flowers, and it is knit in a luxurious blend of alpaca, silk, and cashmere. It has a wonderful drape and is so soft that you can wear it next to skin.
It has a relatively wide boat neck; it is tight fitting around the shoulders and chest, but casual and loose fitting in the body. The pattern gives instructions for both long and short sleeves, so you can choose what is more comfortable for you.
Sizes: 1-2-3 (4-5-6) 7
Chest circumference on finished garment: 86-99-110 (124-134-142) 154 cm / 33.9-38.9-43.3 (48.8-52.8-56) 60.6 inches
Length: 54-55-56 (57-58-59) 59 cm / 21.3-21.7-22 (22.4-22.8-23.2) 23.2 INCHES
Fit: First Snow is designed with a wide neckline opening, a relatively tight fit around shoulders and chest and a loose-fitting body. You will get this look with around 10 cm positive ease. It is short but can easily be modified to be longer (just be aware of the yardage!). The pattern gives instructions for both long and short sleeves.
Main color: 700-800-1000 (1200-13000-1400) 1500 meter fingering weight 400 m/100 gr
Please add approximately 200-250-300 (350-400-450) 500 meter in main color for long sleeves.
Contrast color: 100-150-150 (200-200-200) 250 gr fingering weight 400 m/100 gr
Sample is knit in By Kiilerich BASC400 (Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere), main color is the undyed grey, and contrasting color is the black: https://bykiilerich.com/collections/basc400
Suggested needles: 2.5 and 3.75 mm circulars, 60 cm. If you don’t want to use Magic Loop, you will also need 2.5 and 3.75 mm short circulars or DPNs.
Needle size is only a suggestion – you may need to go up or down in needle size to meet the gauge!
Gauge: 23 st x 30 rnds in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches