Himalia

  • Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in our solar system. Dozens of moons orbit it. Himalia is Jupiter’s fifth largest moon. It is also the largest member of the Himalia satellite group, which is thought to be the remains of a large asteroid. What does any of this have to do with this sweater? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was looking for a good name, and this is what I found.

    Sweater is worked in pieces, from the hem up. Front and back are worked separately, then seamed. Stitches are added for the short sleeves at armholes. Cables shape the waist.

    Love cables, but in the market for a cardigan sweater instead? Check out Elara, where I used the same base cable in a completely different way.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: sport weight 675, 800, 975 [1050, 1175, 1300, 1375] yards.
    • Model: Katia Austral; 153 yards in 50g; 50% wool, 50% acrylic; model to fit 40 in chest with zero in ease.
    • Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches in.
    • Needles: US 8 (5 mm) for gauge and US 7 (4.5 mm) for bands.
    • Finished size: 28, 32, 36 [40, 44, 48, 52] inches.
    • To fit bust: about the same size as finished sweater.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.