Traces is kind of a pullover …
or a poncho with sleeves …
It started as an experiment in the center with a circular cast on like this:
4.5 mm / US 7 needle and Aran weight and steadily growing.
First it is worked in the round with large celtic cables. When a sufficient length is reached, the panels are worked back and forth to shape the neckline.
I had to perform some major surgery. The first panel I knit was too loose at the center creating some kind of bump in the middle. So, I snipped a stitch and undid one round.
I ripped back the center and reknit it changing the charts a little and using a smaller needle size. Then I joined the two pieces using kitchener stitch.
Front and back are joined at the shoulders knitting stitches together, but leaving the cables unjoined.
They are grafted later, giving the effect of the cables laying on top of the join.
A few short rows are added at the beginning of the sleeves for a better fit. They are worked top down in the round.
Choice between two neck finishes: a small rolled neckband or a large turtle neck.
A few more photos of the FO…
What you’ll need
± 1100, 1200, 1350 m
(1200, 1320, 1480 yards)
If you make it with a turtle neck, you will need an additional 120 to 150 m / 130 to 160 yards.
one long 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (minimum length 100 cm / 40”)
or three 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles
two 4 mm (US 6) circular needles
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
stockinette stitch: 18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”) with the larger needle
At this moment (february 26) the pattern contains only size M/L. S-petite and XL-tall are being testknit right now and will be added later (end of March 2020).
Check it out here to see more versions from the testknitters.