Sound is an oversized drop shoulder sweater, designed with a cozy afternoon in mind: sitting by a nice fire, wearing your favourite comfy leggings, listening to a great playlist, and knitting your current project. As if the sound waves of your favourite song travelled through your body from your ears to your hands, the purl pattern in the bust of the sweater mimics the rarefaction and compression of a sound wave.
This pattern is worked from the bottom up; the hem, body, collar, and sleeves are worked in the round while the top of the bust is worked flat in rows. The hem, wristbands, and collar are worked in 2x2 rib with a smaller needle, the sleeves and part of the body are worked in stockinette, and the bust is worked in a density wave of purl stitches. Interestingly, the only places you will bind off are the finishing rounds of the wristbands and the collar - all transitions between body and sleeves/collar are worked from stitches held on stitch holders/yarn.
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Tested by 26 other knitters - click on associated projects to check them out!
Tech Edited by Nicky Jensen of HandKnits and Hygge.
Method: Knit Skill Level: Intermediate Version: June 2023
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To determine your size, measure your chest around the widest point, then locate the closest value listed under “Suggested Bust” below. Approx. 8” (20.5 cm) of positive ease are built in for a loose fit.
Madeline Tosh Sport (75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere)
Cascade Yarns 220 (100% Superwash Wool)
Knit Picks Palette, Held Double (100% Peruvian Highland Wool)
Abbreviations / Techniques BOR, Beginning of Round cm, Centimeter DPN, Double Pointed Needle K, Knit K2Tog, Knit 2 sts together K3Tog, Knit 3 sts together m, Meter M, Marker P, Purl PM, Place Marker Rem, Remain/Remaining RM, Remove Marker Rpt, Repeat RS, Right Side SSK, Slip 1 st knitwise twice, K 2 slipped sts together (decrease) SL1PW, Slip 1 st purlwise SM, Slip Marker St(s), Stitch(es) WS, Wrong Side WYIB, With Yarn in Back Yds, Yards YO, Yarn Over * , Repeat Sequence Within “, Inches