Soundbite Sweater by Marie Greene

Soundbite Sweater

Knitting
March 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
310 - 805 yards (283 - 736 m)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)
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This pattern is featured in the book Knit a Little by Marie Greene.

Inspired by sheet music, albums and the mixtapes of my youth, Soundbite is a cheerful project that will practically fly off your needles. The color detail is created with stripes and slipped stitches, so you won’t have to carry any extra strands the way you would with colorwork.

The clean lines and contrast make this one of my favorite designs; the style is wearable for any age, any gender, and in any color palette. If high contrast isn’t your style, try two shades of the same color for a softer visual.

See the grown-up version here: https://www.oliveknits.com/product/soundtrack-pullover/

Yarn
Worsted weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted | 100% superwash fine merino wool | 95 yards/ 86 meters in 50g

MC: 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
CC: 30 (35, 40, 45, 55, 70, 75) yards/27 (32, 37, 41, 50, 64, 69) meters

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements
Chest circumference: 18 (19.75, 20.5, 22.75, 24, 26.5, 28) in/ 45.5 (50, 52, 58, 64, 67.5, 71) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.5, 18, 21.5, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 10.75, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 27.5, 32, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve Circumference: 7.25 (7.75, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9.75, 10.5) in/18.5 (19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 25, 26.5) cm
Yoke depth (measured from under the ribbing to the underarm): 5 (5.25, 5.5, 5.5, 5.75, 6.75, 6.75) in/13 (13.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 17, 17) cm

Needles
US Size 6/4mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – yoke and body (use length that is most comfortable for the size you’re knitting, transition to a longer length as needed)
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 5/3.75 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/30-60cm) circular needle – bottom ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust all other needle sizes accordingly.

Gauge
20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked
Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions
Darning needle to weave ends
Waste yarn
Stitch markers