Gin and Tonic by Thea Colman

Gin and Tonic

November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in textured motif. Cable gauge given in pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1350 - 2050 yards (1234 - 1875 m)
33.75(36.75,39.5,42.5,45.5)(48.25,52.75,55.75)(60,64.5)”/85.75(93.25,100.25,108, 115.5) (122.5,134,141.5)(152.25,163.75)cm Sizes based on circumference at bust, in final fabric
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I set out to design a wardrobe basic with this one. Gin and Tonic should work with everything, kind of like the drink itself, which I find appropriate for any occasion!

The details here are classic and versatile. The overall texture is beautiful and delicate, and really very simple to work. The shape of the sweater is a familiar basic, easily modified for length or width, and notes are in the pattern on how and where you can do so.

Distinct cables line each side of the body, with tails that flow out of the hem into the main repeat, and then open up under the arms to create the lines of the raglan seam. I’ve included size-specific cable charts to ensure that every sweater has the same great proportion of cable to texture, and so each size fits well through the armhole and yoke.

Plus, a big, cozy cowl is always a bonus. (Although again, you can modify the neckline if you don’t want one!)

Seamless raglan construction is worked from the bottom up. Neckline is shaped with short rows. Instructions for modifying fit or creating alternate necklines are included, and cables are both charted and written. As stated above, the cable panel changes with size.

The original yarn used is not longer available, but you can see some wonderful sub yarns in the finished sweaters here on Ravelry, and I’ve added some of my thoughts to the yarn suggestions above.

Yardage by size:

33.75(36.75,39.5,42.5,45.5)(48.25,52.75,55.75)(60,64.5)” 85.75(93.25,100.25,108,115.5)(122.5,134,141.5)(152.25,163.75)cm Sizes based on circumference at bust, in final fabric. Shown worn with 3”/7.5cm of positive ease based on actual bust.

Yardage by size:

DK or light worsted weight yarn needed.

Two small errata made it through the revise:

Page 10: you are missing a “ssk” before the P1 on Short Row 1.

Page 15: Transition Charts 1 and 2, Row 3 should have 2/2 LPC, not 2/2 LC; the legend for 2/2 LPC should read “sl2 to CN, hold in front. p2, k2 from CN.”