Honeycomb Sweater by Ashwini Jambhekar

Honeycomb Sweater

August 2018
A Hundred Ravens Vanir
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1750 yards (823 - 1600 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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For the previous issue of Cast On magazine, I had designed a men’s sweater with cables that formed circular shapes. I loved the sweater so much that I wanted to wear it myself! I have now revisited these cable patterns in a sweater designed for women. I changed the front neckline to a V-neck, used the smaller cables to frame the V, and changed the sleeve cap to a traditional set-in style. Instead of a rustic yarn like I used for the men’s sweater, I chose a smooth and soft wool in a colorway that happens to share a name with the one I used for the men’s sweater! These sweaters will be stunning as a pair or solo.

The sweater is worked flat, bottom-up, with set-in sleeves. The front, back, and sleeves are sewn, and the neckband is worked by picking up stitches.

Finished Measurements:
Bust circumference: 30¾ (34½, 38½, 42½) {46½, 50½, 54½}“ / 78 (87.5, 98, 107) {118, 128.5, 137.5} cm.

Length: 21 (21½, 22½, 23½) {24, 24½, 24½}“ / 53.5 (54.5, 57, 59.5) {61, 62, 62} cm.
Designed to be worn with 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease at bust. Shown in Size S with 2½” / 5 cm positive ease.
Full schematic is shown in images at left.

900 (1025, 1200, 1300) {1450, 1600, 1725} yards/ 825 (950, 1100, 1200) {1350, 1475, 1600} meters A Hundred Ravens Vanir (231 yards/ 211 meters per 3.5 ounce/ 100 gram skein; 100% merino wool) in color Faun.

Needles and Gauges:
US #4 (3.5mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles, or two sizes smaller than needles used to obtain gauge.
US #6 (4mm) straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

On larger needles in St st, 21 sts x 29 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm after blocking. In Aran Honeycomb patt, 27 sts x 29 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge.

Cable needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

The abbreviations page, which lists all techniques used, is pictured at left.
Pattern involves working multiple shapings (e.g. shoulders and neckline) simultaneously, while also adding or removing stitches from the stitch patterns. Explicit row-by-row directions are not provided, but general tips are given.

Ravelry Downloadable Pattern:
Pattern is an 7-page pdf, consisting of one cover page; two pages of information on sizing, materials, abbreviations, and written and charted stitch patterns; 3 pages of instructions; and one schematic page.