November 2012
Blacker Yarns in DK weight, a variety of different sheep breeds
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1217 - 1809 yards (1113 - 1654 m)
To fit waist measurement: 20 - 42 inches
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Description of the pattern

Layter is a gently-fitting garter stitch jacket with a modular construction, celebrating the colours and textures of different sheep breeds and their wool. The varying shades and textures of different native breeds’ fleeces add interest to knitting the jacket, and the appearance of seamlessness in the construction is a homage to the way that skilled shearers remove sheep fleeces all as one piece.

Layter is fitted to your waist measurement and directions are given in the pattern for knitting Layter to the following sizes:

To fit waist (in inches) XS(20-22), S(24-26), M(28-30), ML(32-34), L(36-38), XL(40-42)


Layter uses a wide variety of different British Sheep breed yarns from Blacker Yarns in order to produce a multi-breed, striped effect.

To create an equivalent garment in your size, you will need between 14 - 22 balls of Blacker Yarns DK weight yarn.

Details on the yarns used in the sample garment are provided in the pattern along with tables to assist you in making a multi-breed, striped Layter in your own size.

Additionally, blank schematics and tables have been provided to help you to plan your Layter if you wish to substitute with different yarns.


Yards: XS(1217), S(1254), M(1438), ML(1563), L(1713), XL(1809)

Metres: XS(1113), S(1147), M(1315), ML(1430), L(1568), XL(1655)