Carrowkeel by Kate Gagnon Osborn
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Carrowkeel

Knitting
August 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
875 - 1400 yards (800 - 1280 m)
38.25 (43, 46.25, 51, 55.5, 59, 63.5)” [97 (109.25, 117.5, 129.5, 141, 149.75, 161.25) cm] bust.
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The body and sleeves of Carrowkeel are worked flat in pieces from the bottom up. Compound raglan decreases shape the yoke, and short rows at the top of the sleeves help shape the neck. After completing the pieces, the sweater is seamed together using mattress stitch, and stitches are picked up to work the turtleneck in the round. While the body is designed with plenty of ease, the sleeves and yoke are designed with less ease for a more flattering fit. When choosing a size, pay attention to not only bust circumference, but also yoke depth and upper arm circumference as detailed on the schematic. For reference, the model is of average height, has a 34” bust, and is wearing the 2nd size.

SPECIFICATIONS:
YARN:
The Fibre Co. Arranmore (80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 175 yds/100 gm skein):
Glenveagh Castle, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
GAUGE: 14 sts + 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking. 18 sts + 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in K1, P1 Ribbing on smaller needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES:
1 - 24” (60 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular or pair straights.
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular or pair straights.
1 - 16” (40 cm) US 6 circular.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, cable needle.
SIZE: 38.25 (43, 46.25, 51, 55.5, 59, 63.5)” 97 (109.25, 117.5, 129.5, 141, 149.75, 161.25) cm bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with about 6” (15.25 cm) positive ease at the chest. (See notes.)
SKILLS: Seaming, short row shaping, picking up stitches.

USEFUL TIPS:
β€’ For a tutorial on working the mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
β€’Β For a tutorial on knitting pieces to the same length for seaming, visit our tips and tricks here.