design : Solenn Couix-Loarer
The rainbow family is growing :) Un grand arc-en-ciel is a sweet, simple (yet a little bit magical) sweater for the big girls who would want to taste the super powers of the rainbow!
This circular-yoke sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some short rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the striped rounded yoke is knitted top down to sleeve separation. (To a better visualization of the striped yoke part, charts are offers for each size).
Sleeve sts are placed on hold to work the body first down to the hem. Then sleeves sts are worked top down to end.
If you don’t feel comfortable knitting in the round on small diameters, you’ll find another detailed method: once you’re done with the yoke, work the sleeves flat, then sew them before knitting the rest of the body.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL).
Bust circumference of the finished garment: approximatively 85.5 (91.5, 97.5, 104.5, 114, 118.5, 128.5) cm / 33.6” (36”, 38.4”, 41.1”, 44.9”, 46.6”, 50.6”)
18 sts and 25 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in St st using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
Take time to make sure you obtain the right gauge (especially the same stitches number, you will be able to adapt the length if the round number is different) and switch to another needle size if needed.
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Gilliatt De Rerum Natura « poivre et sel » (carded merino, 274 yds (250 m) /100 g) and one Gilliatt colour kit « arc-en-ciel ».
Or approximatively 750 (825, 980, 1050, 1125, 1200, 1500) m / 821 (903, 1072, 1149, 1231, 1313, 1641) yds of worsted yarn to obtain the same gauge and 9 x 6 m (9 x 6.7 yds) of matching colours.
/ US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle (or needle size to obtain gauge)
/ US 6 (4 mm) circular needle (or smaller needle size to the one used to obtain gauge)
/ Double pointed needles of both sizes (or circular needles using the magic loop method)
/ Stitch markers, stitches holders or scrap yarn, darning needle.
PDF to download (you will receive one file in French and one file in English).