D’Aisi

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If you’re looking for the perfect little treat of a sweater, D’Aisi is the one for you! The simple but strong mosaic shapes framed by cute welts, the richly textured basket weave border and the light, airy shape are a joy to wear and to knit.
She performs wonderfully in warmer weather months, and that dancing mood that comes with slipping her over your head? Just give in to it!

75 [84, 93.5, 103, 114, 126, 135.5] cm / 29,5 [33, 36.75, 40.5, 45, 49.75, 53.5]”

35.5 [38, 40.5, 42, 45, 46.5, 49] cm / 14 [15, 16, 16.5, 17.75, 18.25, 19.25]”

24.5 [28, 28, 28, 28, 31.5, 31.5] cm / 9.75 [11, 11, 11, 11, 12.5, 12.5]”

23.5 [23.5, 22.5, 21.5, 20.5, 20.5, 19.5] cm / 9.25 [9.25, 8.75, 8.5, 8, 8, 7.75]”

53 [53.5, 54.5, 55.5, 56.5, 56.5, 58.5] cm / 21 [21, 21.5, 21.75, 22.25, 22.25, 23]”

10 [10.5, 10.5, 11, 11, 11, 12] cm / 4 [4.25, 4.25, 4.25, 4.25, 4.25, 4.75]”

23.5 [23.5, 23.5, 23.5, 26, 26, 26] cm / 9.25 [9.25 , 9.25 , 9.25 ,10.25, 10.25, 10.25]”

9 cm / 3.5”

20 [20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22] cm / 8 [8, 8, 8, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75]”

CONSTRUCTION
You will start D’Aisi by working the mosaic front panel, that is worked on the bias. Once the large middle section of that panel is completed, you will pick up stitches at the upper edge of the panel and work a mosaic band. To shape the front neckline German short rows are worked. Then you will pick up stitches at the lower edge of the mosaic panel and work another mosaic band, completing the mosaic center panel.
The center back panel is worked after that, and once completed, stitches are picked up from the long edges of the center front and back panel, and cast on for the neckline to work the side panels sideways. A modified 3-needle bind off is used to join the front and the back.

Instructions are given for both a cap sleeve or a ¾ sleeve. Both sleeve options are worked in the round.
Once the upper part of the sweater is completed, stitches are picked up from the lower edge of the sweater to work the Basket Weave border.

SIZES
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Finished upper hip measurement: 75 [84, 93.5, 103, 114, 126, 135.5] cm / 29.5 [33, 36.75, 40.5, 45, 49.75, 53.5]”

The sweater is designed to fall at the upper hip with no ease. Sample is shown in size S.

YARN
Fingering weight yarn with some elasticity. Therefore, a 100% linen is not recommended.

For a sweater with cap sleeves
MC 700 [750, 825, 900, 1000, 1075, 1150] m / 765 [ 825, 900, 985, 1100, 1175, 1260] yards.
CC 140 [140, 140, 140, 170, 170, 170] m / 155 [155, 155, 155, 185, 185, 185] yards.
For a sweater with ¾ sleeves
MC 850 [900, 1000, 1100, 1225, 1325, 1425] m / 930 [985, 1200, 1340, 1450, 1560] yards.
CC 140 [140, 140, 140, 170, 170, 170] m / 155 [155, 155, 155, 185, 185, 185] yards.

Sample shown in Wool of Fame MerinoLino, 90% wool, 10% linen, 366 m / 400 yards per 100 gr.
Colorways: MC Stormbound, CC Natur.

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the stockinette part of the body and the 3/4 sleeves)
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle, in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Needle B (for the mosaic colorwork, the border and the sleeve cuffs)
One 80 cm / 30” circular needle in size need-ed to obtain gauge listed and a set of needles for working a small circumference in the round (DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars)
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle C (for the welts and the neckline finishing)
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US #3.
One spare needle (for the welts) in a size that is preferably smaller than Needle C.
One spare needle (for the modified 3-needle BO) in the same size as Needle A.