Navelli is a relaxed lightweight summer sweater, knit in the round from the bottom up, featuring colorwork at the body hem and folded sleeves with a tiny peek of contrast color for visual and structural interest. The front and back are separated at the armholes and worked flat with short-row shaping at the shoulders. Named for an ancient town in Italy, known as the land of crocuses and saffron, this sweater is the third in Caitlin Hunter's “Knitaly” series of designs (following Tegna and Marettimo).
This sweater is designed to fit with 4-15” of positive ease, depending on your preferred fit. Sample shown on is a size 4 with 13” of positive ease at the bust and 2” of positive ease at the sleeve. Please see the schematic for full fit information.
MATERIALS Yarn: Fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino 400 yards 366 m/100 grams Yardage: 833 - 1678 yards (1762 - 1534m) Needles: US 3/3.25 mm (main), US 2/2.75 mm (ribbing) Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge. Some knitters may need to use a larger needle to maintain an even gauge over color work and plain stockinette, so make sure to swatch both! Other Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows/rounds over 4” 10 cm after blocking with larger needles in stockinette and colorwork pattern.