This pattern is available with a 20% introductory discount until April 21st, when the price will rise to £5.25.
Alternatively you may pre-order the ebook version of Stranded Knits by choosing the higher-priced option shown. This is available with a 20% pre-order discount until the full ebook is avalable, when the price will increase to £15.00. During the pre-order period you will receive each pattern from Stranded Knits as I release the PDF versions over a period of 10 weeks. Then you will receive the full ebook when I release the final PDF pattern. The full ebook will include the complete text, illustrated tutorials and patterns which comprise the print version of Stranded Knits.
Field Study is one of 16 glorious designs in Stranded Knits, a superb technique manual and pattern collection that Ann created for Rowan Yarns. The book is available from Rowan stockists.
The sweater is knitted from the bottom up in rounds, with a steek for the front neck opening. Though the stranded patttern for the sleevecaps is different to that in the body, they are worked at the same time as the body using Barbara Walker’s ‘simultaneous set-in sleeve’ method. The saddle shoulders are also integral, using a short row method I devised to create a gentle shoulder slope whilst continuing in the round.
The PDF pattern includes clearly illustrated tutorials for crochet provisional cast-on, lifted increases, slip-stitch steek reinforcement, and kitchener stitch.
The sizing given above is for the wearer’s actual full bust measurement. The finished sweater includes 4 to 8.5cm/1.5 to 3.25 inches of positive ease.
The given tension/gauge is after blocking. Please note that Felted Tweed is akin to a US sportweight/heavy fingering.
The ‘sk2tog’ instruction in the Decrease Round on page 80 should instead be ‘k2tog’.