Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a top-down yoked sweater featuring simple stitch detail that brings rings of color to life in this fun pullover. There’s no colorwork, no carrying floats, it’s just a series of stripes and slipped stitches.

$10.00

Description

Here in the Pacific Northwest, our favorite pre-Pandemic outings were for Happy Hour. Typically offered between 3 – 5 PM, meeting a friend for Happy Hour was often the most looked-forward-to date on the calendar. It meant meeting at a favorite local haunt to share a tasty bite to eat and maybe a glass of wine (at a discount!). For me, Happy Hour is about stepping away from the stresses of the day to savor the last bits of daylight with a friend. We may be finding new ways to connect these days, but we can still mark those hours from 3-5 once in a while to connect with our favorite people. What time shall we meet for Happy Hour? Choose 3 PM, 4 PM, or 5 PM by selecting the same number of pattern repeats on your yoke.

For the matching hat, see the Playdate Beanie here.
For the baby/child sweater, see the Playdate Sweater here.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Gauge: 24 st and 34 rows over 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked

Yarn: DK | Hikoo Sueno | 80% superwash merino/20% viscose from Bamboo | 255 yards/233 m in 100g

  • Main Color: 950 (1100, 1250, 1388, 1483, 1560, 1642, 1728, 1820) yards/ 868 (1005, 1143, 1269, 1356, 1426, 1501, 1580, 1664) meters
  • Contrast Color: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards/ 160 (171, 183, 194, 209, 222, 235, 249, 264) meters
  • Yardage is an estimate and may vary based on your gauge (especially row gauge) and yarn choice. If in doubt, please round up.


Needles

  • US Size 3/3.25mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – neckline (for a looser neckline, go up a needle size)
  • US size 4/3.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – upper body
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needle – as needed for body stitches
  • US size 3/3.25mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needle – lower body ribbing
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – sleeves
  • US Size 3/3.25mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – cuffs


Note:
Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge. You may need to go up or down a needle size to reach the recommended gauge – that’s perfectly normal.

Notions: 


Finished Measurement

  • Bust/chest: 32 (37, 41, 46, 50, 52, 57, 63, 66) in/ 80 (93.3, 104.2, 115.8, 125, 130, 143.3, 156.7, 165) cm
  • Yoke Depth: 8.9 (9.2, 9.9, 10.1, 11.3, 11.3, 11.5, 12.5, 12.8) in/22.4 (22.9, 24.7, 25.3, 28.2, 28.2, 28.8, 31.2, 32.1) cm
  • Sleeve Circumference: 11 (13, 14, 15.5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20) in/27.5 (32.5, 35, 38.8, 42.5, 45, 47.5, 50, 50) cm


Note about choosing size:
Choose the size that gives you a finished measurement that is 2-4 in/5-10 cm larger than your actual chest/bust measurement. If you’re in-between sizes and don’t want your sweater too big (or too small), choose the smaller of the two sizes and go up a needle size to knit at a slightly larger gauge.


 

NOTE: Patterns purchased/downloaded prior to 10/10/20 please download the updated file and note correction to text above chart on page 5. Patterns purchased prior to 10/29/20 please download the updated file and note correction to short rows end of page 4/start of page 5.