Bountiful Bohus by Chrissy Gardiner

Bountiful Bohus

Knitting
April 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1760 - 2420 yards (1609 - 2213 m)
L, (XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
This pattern is available for free.

The quintessential yoke sweater, done Big Girl style: cardigan (so you can open or close depending on the level of warmth you’re in the mood for), waist shaping (of course!), and a little flaring at the cuff (to modernize). It’s knit in the round and steeked, which makes for easy knitting and a cool way to impress your friends: “You cut your sweater up the middle?”

Sizes
L (1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shown in size 1X

Finished measurements
Chest: 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60)“ / 101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm
Hips: 47 (51, 55, 59, 63, 67)” / 119.5 (129.5, 139.5, 150, 160, 170) cm
Length: 24 (24, 24, 25, 26, 26)“ / 61 (61, 61, 63.5, 66, 66) cm

Materials
Cascade 220; 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yd (201 m) per 3-1/2 oz (100 g) skein:
• 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins #9412 black/brown (MC)
• 1 skein #8010 cream (CC1)
• 1 skein #8021 beige (CC2)
1 US #7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 36” (90 cm) long, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US #5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm) long
1 set US #7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles

Note: If a 36” (90 cm) circular needle is unavailable, a 32” (80 cm) needle may be substituted for the smaller sizes, or a 40” (100 cm) needle for the larger sizes. For all sizes, a 12” (30 cm) circular needle may be substituted for the double-pointed needles.

Stitch markers
Split ring marker (optional)
Safety pins
Waste yarn
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Sewing machine
Sewing thread
Sewing needle
6 buttons, 1” (25 mm) diameter

Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using the larger needle

ERRATA:
There is a small error for Size 2X of this pattern. In the final neckline shaping on p.38, Row 15 should read “K3, *k2tog, k1; repeat from * to last stitch, k1 -- 96 stitches.” I’ll add the official errata link once it’s up.