Hatcher Using Shibui Cima/Pebble
Hatcher Using Shibui Cima/Pebble
The cycle of seasons marches ever on...sometimes it’s hard for us knitters to keep up! That’s why Hatcher, this short-sleeved pullover from our friend Julie Hoover, is such a wonderful project. It’s multi-seasonal! No matter when you start―or, more importantly, finish―knitting it, you can instantly wear it. Alone, it’s a perfect light spring sweater. And when the weather once again turns cold, layer it over another shirt for added warmth.
We used two lace-weight Shibui yarns held together. Pebble and Cima make a luxurious, texturally intriguing fabric that beautifully shows off Hatcher’s elongated cable motif. And all of the fabulous fibers―from Pebble’s silk, merino and cashmere to Cima’s alpaca and merino―blend together into something truly sumptuous.
Pick up a copy of the pattern below and choose your yarn. We've grouped some complementary colors of Pebble and Cima together; for a full selection of colors, go to the Pebble and Cima yarn pages. See the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you'll need for your size.
36½ (39½, 42¾, 45¾, 48¾, 51¾)" finished bust circumference. Intended to be worn with some ease; model on pattern cover wearing size 39½ with +5½" ease.
Yarn A: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Shibui Pebble (224 yds/205m ea) and
Yarn B: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Shibui Cima (328yds/299m ea) held together throughout.
Sample shown in Pebble Color 2003 Ash and Cima Color 13 Caffeine. Note: Pebble in Ash has changed since we knit the sample; we recommend using Caffeine in both bases to achieve the look of the sample shown. See the Knitter's Notes tab for details.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 32" circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge.
US 6 (4mm) 16" and 32" circular needles and DPNs, or one size smaller than gauge needle, for ribbing.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16" circular needle, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle, for collar.
Stitch markers in 2 colors, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, darning needle.
Blocking wires and T-pins (optional but recommended).
21 sts / 30 rows = 4" / 10cm in stockinette st, using gauge needle, after blocking.
The sample shown was knit with Pebble in color Ash held with Cima in Caffeine. Since knitting the sample, Shibui has changed the color of Ash in Pebble to be a cool grey rather than the warm grey we used. If you want to achieve the warm taupe color of our sample, we recommend using Caffeine in both Cima and Pebble rather than Caffeine and Ash.
6-page printed pattern (requires shipping).
PEBBLE COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Cafe au lait.
PEBBLE COLOR: 2018 Bordeaux. Tweedy maroon.
PEBBLE COLOR: 115 Brick. Tweedy red-orange.
PEBBLE COLOR: 11 Tar. Tweedy medium charcoal-grey.
PEBBLE COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Tweedy yellow-green.
PEBBLE COLOR: 50 Canal. Indigo with flecks of grey and brighter blue.
PEBBLE COLOR: 2035 Fog. Stormy grey.
PEBBLE COLOR: 2032 Field. Muted brownish olive.
CIMA COLOR: 2018 Bordeaux. Just like the wine.
CIMA COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Warm pale clay.
CIMA COLOR: 2032 Field. Olive-drab green.
CIMA COLOR: 2035 Fog. Warm grey.
CIMA COLOR: 2016 Suit. Sapphire blue.
CIMA COLOR: 11 Tar. Dark steel-grey.
CIMA COLOR: 2041 Pollen. A greeny goldenrod.
CIMA COLOR: 115 Brick. Bright brick.