Aérien by Joji Locatelli

Aérien

Knitting
November 2023
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
657 - 1226 yards (601 - 1121 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) - To fit size circumference 30 to 66"
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A garment as light as air, yet as snug as a warm embrace.
This boxy fit pullover was designed to embody the delicate balance of lightness and warmth.
Knitted using a heavier weight mohair yarn, this project will practically knit itself!

Aérien is knitted from the top down, starting at the shoulders with separate knitting for the back and front. Everything is then joined in the round at the underarm, resulting in a seamless design. The sleeves are picked up and knitted in the round as well, contributing to the garment’s smooth construction.

The body features a simple Stockinette stitch, which beautifully contrasts with the lace pattern adorning the billowy balloon sleeves, adding a touch of drama to this statement piece. Aérien boasts a small, flattering mock neckline, which can easily be replaced by a crew neckline, just knitting fewer rows of the ribbing.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Shown in size 3 on a 38” 95 cm bust.
Recommended ease: Approx. 12-16” 30-40 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76)“ 110 (120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190) cm.
Armhole Depth: 8 (8, 9¼, 9¼, 10½, 10½, 12, 12, 12)” 20 (20, 23, 23, 26.5, 26.5, 30, 30, 30) cm.
Sleeve circumference: 16 (16, 18½, 18½, 21½, 21½, 24, 24, 24)“ 40 (40, 46.5, 46.5, 53.5, 53.5, 60, 60, 60) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 16¼” 40 cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 10½“ 27 cm or desired length.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Big Kid Mohair by Walk Collection (78% mohair / 13% wool / 9% nylon - 100g / 219y 200m), or approx. 657 (722, 788, 876, 941, 1007, 1095, 1160, 1226) yards 600 (660, 720, 800, 860, 920, 1000, 1060, 1120) m of chunky weight yarn.
Sample shown in color Wild Orchid.

Tips for substituting This sweater can be knitted with all kinds of yarn! Don’t work too hard trying to find something similar to the recommended yarn: think of bulky wool blends that you may have in your stash or even better, combine multiple yarns to get the recommended gauge. Maybe 2 strands of DK and 1 of mohair?

Needles: US 10½ 6.5 mm and US 8 5 mm circular needles, 32” long. You will need a spare needle size 8 5 mm if you plan to use a tubular bind off as shown in the sample.
Other notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
12.5 sts and 18 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch with US 10½ 6.5 mm needles, after blocking.