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Sipila by Caitlin Hunter

$12.00

Sipila is knit from the top down in the round.

There are options for either long or short sleeves included in the pattern; make sure you check the suggested yardage for the version you prefer, as the long sleeve version will require more yardage. The body length is easily customizable, but changing it will also affect the yardage, so please keep that in mind. If you are using hand painted or speckled yarn, it is highly recommended to alternate skeins for the main color (C1) to avoid noticeable color blocks and/or pooling. The contrast color (C2) doesn't need to be alternated.  The gauge for this design is intentionally loose to create a drapey, lightweight fabric.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rounds over 4” [10 cm] after blocking in both colorwork and stockinette.

Sizes:  Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 12-14” [30.5-35.5 cm] of positive ease at the bust and 2” [5 cm] of positive ease at the upper arm. The gauge is intentionally loose to create a fabric that drapes nicely and flatters the body. As the sleeve has less ease than the body, it is important to choose a size that will comfortably fit around the upper arm. Sizes are given as numbers, check the measurements to determine the proper size for your sweater.  1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) [XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)]

  • Bust circumference:  38.5 (42.5, 46, 50.25, 54.25, 58.25, 62, 65)” / [98 (108, 117, 127.5, 138, 148, 157.5, 165) cm]
  • Sleeve circumference at upper arm:  11 (12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15.5, 17.5, 19)” / [28 (30.5, 32, 33, 35.5, 39.5, 44.5, 48.5) cm]

Materials Used: Yarn:  2 colors of fingering weight yarn, Fyberspates Vivacouis would be ideal, superwash singles are suggested.

Yardage:  

Short Sleeve

  • C1: 564 (627, 682, 750, 810, 866, 927, 975) yards [516 (573, 624, 686, 741, 792, 848, 892) m]
  • C2: 176 (196, 214, 235, 253, 270, 289, 307) yards [157 (179, 196, 215, 247, 264, 281) m]

Long Sleeve

  • C1: 819 (910, 990, 1088, 1175, 1260, 1344, 1426) yards [749 (832, 905, 995, 1074, 1152, 1229, 1304) m]
  • C2: 308 (343, 373, 410, 443, 473, 506, 536) yards [282 (314, 341, 375, 405, 433, 463, 490) m]

Needle Size:  Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.

  • US 2/ 2.75 mm
  • US 4/ 3.5 mm

Pattern Includes: Written instructions