Who doesn't need a sweater like Granito? It has a loose, comfortable fit with minimal shaping, drop shoulder sleeves, and roomy pockets. The body is stockinette with two columns of slipped stitches on the front and the back for a sporty look. Granito uses Manos del Uruguay's Milo, a single-ply blend of Merino wool and linen. The linen gives the yarn a little extra body and a heathered look. The sweater is knit in the round in one piece from the top down. Short rows shape the shoulders. Stitches are reserved for the pocket openings and then the pocket backs are worked downward from the held stitches. The sleeves are picked up and worked downward in the round. Finished chest measurements are 37.5 (39.5, 43.75, 48, 52.25, 54.25, 58.5)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Designed by Joji Locatelli.
For this project you will also need:
- 32" (or longer for larger sizes) circular needle in US size 4 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- 32" or longer circular needle in US size 2.5 (3mm)
- double point needles (or use your long circular for magic loop) in US size 4
- double point needles (or use your long circular) in US size 2.5 (3mm)
- stitch holders
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
Granito is shown in Milo color 2560 Manchester. If you would like to buy the kit for this pattern, see our Granito Sweater kit page.