YARN: The Fibre Company Knightsbridge (65% baby llama, 25% merino wool, 10% silk; 120yds/50 gm skein): barley, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
GAUGE: 20 sts + 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger ndl, 1 Tuck and Cable repeat (16 sts) = 3.25” (8.25 cm), after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – 24-36” (60-90 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular and set dpns, 1 – 16” (40 cm) and 1 - 24-36” (60-90 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular and set dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 30.75 (34.75, 38.75, 42, 45.5, 50)” 78 (88.25, 98.5, 106.75, 115.5, 127) cm finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2” (5 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS: Knitting in the round, basic cables from charts, increasing, decreasing.
The sleeves of Gillam are knit in the round from the cuff to the armhole, then divided and the sleeve cap is worked back and forth and then seamed intot he body during finishing. The body is knit from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. The front and back are divided and worked separately and joined at the shoulders using a three-needle bind-off. The neckband is then picked up and worked in rounds. When shaping the fronts at the neck and armhole, work all stitches pattern whenever possible. In the case of having insufficient stitches for completing a cable twist or tuck stitch, work these stitches in Stockinette stitch. Due to the nature of the cable and tuck stitch pattern, you may have a different number of stitches on the front and back.
(current printed patterns, digital prior to 8.27.14): The Tuck in the abbreviations should be written as a 3 round pattern as follows: “Rnds 1-2: Purl. Rnd 3: Place RH ndl from front to back into st 2 rnds below, p1, slipping sts off ndl.” On the Tuck + Cable chart, Rnd 1 should not be labeled as a RS row. When working back and forth, it is a WS row. Additionally, for clarification, the following note has been added: “When working the cable and tuck pattern back and forth after the division, on WS rows work the tuck as follows: place RH ndl from back to front into st 2 rnds below, k1, slipping sts off ndl.”