Caledon Fall by Shaulaine White

Caledon Fall

Knitting
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1010 - 1800 yards (924 - 1646 m)
29" to 53" Finished Bust
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This medieval-patterned pullover, is both lightweight and warm. The mission for this sweater, was to create a versatile garment - suitable for a wide range of occasions. It is an excellent layer for outdoor activity, yet dressy enough to wear out to dinner. The design is named for the Caledon area of Ontario - a beautiful place we make a point of visiting every year at least once, to hike all day and then go out to dinner.

This sweater looks much more complicated to knit than it actually is. The tilted celtic bands encircling the bodice and the arms, use a unique combination of short rows and stranded colourwork. The instructions contain very detailed diagrams for knitting the colourwork area. Even if your are relatively new to stranded knitting or short rows, you will still find this sweater a fun knit given the methodical, visual, step-by-step instructions provided.

Yarn Requirements:
(830, 920, 1020, 1110, 1170, 1270, 1370, 1430, 1510) yards of main background colour: “Cardwell Oak Leaf”
(180, 190, 210, 220, 230, 250, 270, 280, 290) yards of pattern colour: “Tower Hill Wrought Iron”

Fit:
The sweater is modelled with -1” ease at the bust, to hold the wide V-neck taut and keep it from drooping, but the waist has a more generous +3” of ease. Select your size based on bust.

Construction:
This sweater is knit from the bottom up, in the round, and is completely seamless except for the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up and knit down to the cuff, also in the round.

Techniques Used:
Stranded Colourwork, short rows (instructions provided), picking up edges, knitting in the round, knitting back and forth, mattress stitch (just a few stitches at the shoulder)