This I Ching sweater is encircled by two lines of hexagrams, 64 in total, each a combination of two trigrams, each of those a combination of unbroken lines, representing yang, a fixed or unmoving principle, and broken lines representing yin, a changing or moving principle. Each of the 64 hexagrams is unique, and in total they represent every possible combination of yin and yang. Each hexagram is associated with a particular meaning, and this is how they are used as a method of divination: the I Ching!
This sweater is knit in the round. Since it is worked in stocking stitch, and the colour patterning is simple blocks, it is really very straightforward to make.
Chest: 32 [34, 38, 40, 42, 46, 48] inches
2 colours are required; any colours may be used.
Main Colour: Violet Green Sappho [70% merino, 30% silk; 333/m per 100g skein]; 4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9] skeins approx., prototype sweater was knit using undyed Sappho as the main colour.
Contrast Colour: Violet Green Sappho [70% lambswool, 30% silk; 330/m per 100g skein]; 1 skein.
Total yarn used: 500g [600g, 700g, 800g, 900g, 1000g, 1000g] approx.
Knitting needles: 3mm circular needle.
Gauge: 28 st per 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch
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