A celebration of life, friendship, and new beginnings. Are you ready for a party on your needles? The unique firework stitches in this design cascade down the yoke like streams of light in the night’s sky. It may look complex, but the little bursts are easy to knit and become intuitive after just a few repeats. Get ready to light up the room with this show-stopping design. Fireworks is knit seamlessly from the top-down, with round yoke shaping and a slightly cropped lower body length. You can easily adjust the length to your preference.
Fireworks was the official pattern of the 5th Annual 4 Day Knitalong — It’s been five years since that first long weekend when I thought maybe I’d try to knit a sweater in four days. It was a silly personal challenge and I had no idea that it would become an annual event that drew together a remarkable community of knitters around the globe. The 4 Day Knitalong has never been about 4 days – not really. It’s about knitting a sweater faster than you thought we could – and doing it with the energy, enthusiasm, and support of the Olive Knits community.
Regular Gauge: 20 st in 4 in/10 cm
Bust/Chest Circumference: 31.2 (34.8, 41.2, 44.8, 48.8, 53.4, 56.4, 60.8, 64.8) in/78 (87, 103, 112, 122, 133.5, 141, 152, 162) cm bust
Alternate Gauge: 22 st in 4 in/10 cm
Bust/Chest Circumference: 28.25 (31.75, 37.5, 40.75, 44.25, 48.5, 51.25, 55.25, 59) in/ 71 (79, 93.75, 101.75, 111, 121.25, 128.25, 138.25, 147.25) cm bust
1010 (1182, 1335, 1485, 1597, 1688, 1784, 1886, 1994) yards/923 (1080, 1220, 1357, 1460, 1543, 1631, 1724, 1823) meters
US Size 6/4mm (24-32 in/60-80 cm) circular needle– body
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle or DPNs – sleeves
US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle or DPNs – cuffs
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.
This sweater is meant to fit with about 2 inches/5 cm positive ease. For best results, choose the size with a finished measurement that is 2 inches/5 cm larger than your full bust measurement.
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Location of Update: Fireworks v.2 Page 8. Right Column, middle section.
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Size 5: Move ahead to Divide for Sleeves
Next Rounds: Knit 3 rounds
Next Round (inc): [K18, M1L] rep bet brackets to end of round – x (x, x, x, x, 23, 23, 24, 24) st inc