Carbeth Swan Dance by Kate Davies
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Carbeth Swan Dance

Knitting
April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round with yarns held together
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
820 - 1476 yards (750 - 1350 m)
38.5 - 65 in
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Carbeth Swan Dance
A large-gauge, oversized, and simply structured sweater. Openwork swans dance their way across the panels at sleeves, front and back.

Two very different yarns are held together when knitting this sweater: New Lanark chunky and Fyberspates Cumulus. This interesting combination of a sheepy woollen spun bulky yarn with a light-as-air silk / alpaca laceweight creates a beautiful marled fabric with a slight halo. You can of course use a single strand of bulky-weight, knit at the same gauge, if preferred.

Yarn
New Lanark chunky (100% wool) 132 yards / 121 m per 100g ball in shade Limestone and Fyberspates Cumulus (76% suri alpaca; 26% silk) 164 yards / 150 m per 25g ball in shade sea green held together throughout. 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls of each shade

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of appropriate lengths for working body
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves and neck
Whichever needle gives you the correct gauge is your gauge-size needle. Your below gauge-size needle is one size below.
8 stitch markers of 2 types, 4 “x” and 4 “y”
Waste yarn for holding stitches. Tapestry needle

Gauge
Main pattern 12 sts and 16 rounds to 4 in over stockinette in the round on gauge-size needles
Rib: 14 sts and 18 rounds to 4 in over 2x2 rib on below gauge-size needles. Gauge was achieved with 6.5mm / US 10½ needles for the main pattern and 6mm / US10 needles for the rib.

Sizing
Finished circumference at bust: 97.5 (108, 118, 128, 142, 155.5, 166) cm / 38.5 (42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 56, 61, 65.5 in) To fit as shown, this sweater should be knitted with at least 10cm / 4in and up to 28cm / 11in positive ease at the bust. Pick the size with the amount of ease required above your actual body measurements. Shown in the second size with 28cm / 11in positive ease at bust. A schematic and detailed sizing table are included in the pattern.

Pattern notes
The sweater is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a ribbed hem, after which it is knitted straight to the underarms, with swan dance lace panels centred on the front and back. Two sleeves featuring the same lace panel are knitted, then body and sleeves are joined together to be worked in the round. The yoke is shaped by decreasing stitches at an even rate from the body only, with the lace panels continuing across the shoulders and the upper body. When the correct yoke depth is reached, the stitch count is further reduced, and a deep ribbed neckline worked which is then attached to the inside of the sweater.