Mad Dash - c. 2016



MAD DASH




Mad Dash is an interesting project to knit because there is always something new to think about while knitting. Whether it's ribbing, yoke increases, stripes or button holes, each section is short enough so that the knitting will not get boring, and you will be sure to finish in no time.

Worked from the top collar edge down to the hem, Mad Dash is knitted in one piece. The back and front sections are worked separately and later joined using the underarm sleeve stitches. The buttons add an interesting feature to an otherwise simple pullover.

Mad Dash won the Mad May 2016 Design Contest! Thanks to all of those who supported me.


LANGUAGES

Mad Dash is available in English and German.

SIZES

XS1 (XS2, S1, S2, M1)(M2, L1, L2, XL1, XL2)
Or an Actual Bust measurement of
28" (30", 32", 34", 36")(38", 40", 42", 44", 46") /
71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5)(96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117) cm


FINISHED MEASURMENTS

Finished Bust Circumference (Including 4" / 10cm ease):
32” (34”, 36”, 38”, 40”)(42”, 44”, 46”, 48”, 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Upper Arm Circumference:
10.5” (11.25", 11.75”, 12.5”, 13.25”)(13.75”, 14.5”, 15”, 16”, 16.5") / 27 (28.5, 30, 32, 33.5)(35, 37, 38.5, 40, 42) cm


EASE

There are approximately 4 inches (10cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference.

GAUGE

20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, on US Size 6 (4.0 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate: This pattern is knit from the top down in one piece. You must know how to work increases (m1L, m1R, m1pL, m1pR) and pick up stitches from a finished edge. Short rows are used to shape the back hem. The shadow wrap method of short rows is explained in detail.

NEEDLES

US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle for ribbing
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and slipping stitches to scrap yarn.

YARN

Tosh Sport - sport weight, by madelinetosh yarns 270 yards / 247 m and 120 g per skein:
Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use.

Estimated Requirements for a monotone pullover (one color):
4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins or approximately 880 (950, 1010, 1100, 1160)(1270, 1340, 1440, 1500, 1580) yards / 805 (870, 915, 1005, 1060)(1160, 1225, 1315, 1370, 1445) meters.

Estimated Requirements for a striped pullover (two colors):
Main Color (green as shown in the model): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4)(4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins or approximately 620 (670, 705, 775, 815)(895, 945, 1015, 1060, 1115) yards / 570 (615, 645, 710, 745)(820, 865, 930, 970, 1020) meters.

Contrast Color (yellow as shown in the model): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approximately 260 (280, 295, 325, 340)(375, 395, 425, 440, 465) yards / 235 (255, 270, 295, 310)(340, 360, 390, 405, 425) meters.


Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.

OTHER MATERIALS

Stitch Markers in several different colors
20 or more 5/8" buttons












Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.