Gradient Dip

XT014898

Gradient Dip is an oversized drop shoulder sweater with long, gradient sleeves. A decorative row of purl stitches runs from shoulder to shoulder and the neckline is finished off with a ribbing. The sweater is worked seamlessly from top down, the upper body back and forth, the rest of the body and sleeves in the round.
The pattern includes a photo tutorial for German short rows which are used for shoulder shaping.
Yarn support for this design was kindly provided by Tukuwool.

SIZES: XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 44 (48 ¼, 52, 54, 56 ¼, 59 ¾, 64)” / 110 (121, 130, 135, 140.5, 149.5, 160) cm,
to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)“ / 70 (80, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120) cm
Designed to be worn with approximately 16” / 40 cm of positive ease. Shown in size S.

The sleeves are designed to fit snug. If you’d like a looser fit, make the upper body longer and pick up more stitches for each sleeve. Please note that if doing so, you will need more yarn than given below.

YARN
Tukuwool Fingering (213 yds / 195 m per 50 g skein, 100 % Finnish wool), approximately:
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins of C1 (shown in 05, Anga)
1 skein of C2 (shown in 04, Rae)
1 skein of C3 (shown in 03, Auri)
1 skein of C4 (shown in 01, Sake)

or similar yarn, approximately:
877 (1002, 1122, 1180, 1263, 1410, 1538) yds / 803 (918, 1028, 1080, 1156, 1291, 1408) m C1
67 (71, 77, 81, 84, 91, 98) yds / 61 (65, 71, 74, 77, 84, 90) m C2
68 (70, 76, 78, 83, 87, 93) yds / 62 (64, 70, 72, 76, 80, 86) m C3
103 (104, 113, 113, 123, 124, 133) yds / 95 (95, 104, 104, 112, 113, 122) m C4

NEEDLES
For the main body and sleeves:
size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
a set of double pointed needles in the same size (optional, not needed if using Magic loop technique)

For the ribbings:
two, size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needles:
16” / 40 cm long for the neck ribbing and
32” / 80 cm long for the body ribbing
a set of double pointed needles in the same size for the sleeve ribbing (optional, not needed if using Magic loop technique)

NOTIONS
2 regular stitch markers
1 locking stitch marker
row counter
waste yarn for holding stitches
tapestry needle

GAUGE
22.5 sts and 33 rounds in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm after blocking
Use the needle size that gives you the gauge.

€6.20 (pdf download)