The beaded drop stitch sweater is a modern, bright, and glittering piece that is sure to add a special element to your wardrobe. A drop stitch panel on the front of the sweater highlights Colorburst’s gradient color shifts, and beads adorn the sides of this panel. A soothing stockinette body allows Colorburst to shine. The sleeves are designed in a bishop style with raglan shaping. More of the little beads adorn the collar.
SIZE Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small size with 4” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Colorburst (65% superwash fine merino, 35% acrylic; 200g/660 yds) 101 Cruise – 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls Needles: US Size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or your preferred needle for knitting flat, or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 4 (3.5 mm) straight or your preferred needle for knitting flat, and 16” circular Notions: tapestry needle, stitch markers, locking stitch marker, stitch holders or waste yarn, 34 (34, 34, 34, 34, 34, 38, 38, 38) 8 mm iridescent glass Rondelle beads, size 1/B (2.25 mm) crochet hook (or size able to fit through hole in beads)
GAUGE 23 sts x 29 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch using larger ndl
PATTERN NOTES This sweater is knit in pieces and seamed. Additional stitches are cast on for the front piece, and these form the drop stitch detailing at the front of the sweater. The drop stitch is formed during finishing. The neckband is picked up and knit in the round.
The Tourmaline Sweater is available as part of e-book Chroma, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.