Hebridean Obscurus by Francesca Hughes
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Hebridean Obscurus

Knitting
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern used
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1019 - 1529 yards (932 - 1398 m)
33 ½ (35 ½, 39, 41, 44 ½, 50, 52, 55 ½)͟/ 85 (90, 99, 104, 113, 127, 132, 141)cm to be worn with 2-4" positive ease.
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Transitional seasons inspired the silhouette of this design. Whilst still being woolly and warm, splits in the sides and a slash neck design features allow cool breezes to penetrate the jumper on the warmer days, and still having a lot of layering potential. The casual fit of a dropped shoulder is smartened up with fitted rib sleeves. Twisted stitches cover the entire front and back pieces, their detail and intricacy hidden within the beautiful natural Hebridean wool tones. The jumper is knit in pieces, from the bottom up and sewn up at the end. The slits can be sewn to your preference of not at all.

There is a hidden depth of intricate cable within the colours and textures of the natural Hebridean fibre. Often being advised not to work cables in a dark yarn, I couldn’t resist the mystic behind this yarn.

Bust (Actual)
85 (90, 99, 104, 113, 127, 132, 141) cm / 33 ½ (35 ½, 39, 41, 44 ½, 50, 52, 55 ½)” to be worn with 5-10cm (2-4in) positive ease.

Armhole depth
21 (22, 22.75, 24, 26.5, 26.5, 28) cm / 8 ¼ (8 ¾, 9, 9 ½, 9 ¾, 10 ½, 10 ½, 11)”

Back neck to hem length
52 (53, 54, 55, 63, 64.5, 64.5, 66) cm / 20 ½ (21, 21 ¼, 21 ½,24 ¾,25 ½, 25 ½, 26)”

Armhole to hem
33.5 (33.5, 33.5, 33.5, 41.25, 41.25, 41.25, 41.25) cm / 13 ¼ (13 ¼, 13 ¼, 13 ¼, 16 ¼, 16 ¼, 16 ¼, 16 ¼)” – Length can be added by working another cable repeat but make sure to allow enough yarn.

Neck (Slash across length)
29 (30, 35, 35, 40.5, 52,5, 59, 63.5) cm / 11 ½ (11 ¾, 13 ¾, 13 ¾, 16, 20 ¾, 23 ¼, 25)“

Upper Arm Circ
31.75 (33.25, 35, 37, 37.5, 38.75, 39.25, 42) cm / 12 ½ (13, 13 ¾, 14 ½, 14 ¾, 15 ¼, 15 ½, 16 ½)”

Sleeve length
42 (43, 43, 43, 44.5, 44.5, 46, 47) cm / 16 ½ (17, 17, 17, 17 ½, 17 ½, 18, 18 ½)”


Yarn
Daughter of a Shepherd Hebridean / Zwartbles (DK; 75% Hebridean Wool, 25% Zwartbles) 100g / 255y / 233m per skein. 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins

Needles
3.5 mm / US 4 and 4 mm / US 6

Gauge: 23 sts & 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” over twist stitch pattern on 4 mm needles after blocking.

Notions: Darning needle, row counter (optional), recommended stitch markers between each repeat