Ionic

The ancient Greeks were great builders of their time. The stately columns they designed to hold up walls and graceful archways came in three basic styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric columns were the stockiest, simplest of the columns, Corinthian the most slender and decorative, while Ionic was somewhere in between. Wears easily with either skirt or jeans. Last photo shows Ionic and Corinthian worn together.

Front and back are knit separately from the hem up from a provisional cast on. Body is worked in an attractive mock-rib stitch that is fun and easy to do. I-cord edgings, added after the sweater has been assembled, give the top a polished look.

Also coordinates with the Doric socks, and Corinthian cardigan.


Yarn: DK weight 700, 800, 900 [1000, 1125, 1250, 1275] yards.
Model: Kollage Yarns Milky Whey in Blue Sky; size medium.
Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Body sts, blocked.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for I-cord.
Crochet hooks: US E (3.5 mm), or size that matches or is slightly larger than the smaller needle size used, for provisional cast on.
Finished size: 32, 36, 40 [44, 48, 52, 56] in; 81.3, 91.4, 101.6 [111.8, 121.9, 132.1, 142.2] cm.
Notions: waste yarn, 4 sts markers.
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, k3tog, ssk, YO, make 1, provisional cast on, I-cord.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.