Lytham sweater by Lily Kate France

Lytham sweater

Knitting
January 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1206 - 2247 yards (1103 - 2055 m)
to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) [48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62] inches
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A classic raglan sweater made modern with dramatic lace cuffs, a dipped hem, and eyelet detail along the raglans.

YARN
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 1103 (1154; 1199; 1388; 1468) 1522; 1759; 1830; 2055 metres / 1204 (1261; 1310; 1516; 1603) 1662; 1921; 1999; 2244 yards.
Sample shown in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, a woolen spun 100% merino worsted weight yarn, in shade ‘Sel’. If using this yarn, you will need 5 (5; 5; 6; 6) 7; 8; 8; 9 skeins.

Other yarns used by test knitters:

  • Lion Brand Feels Like Butta
  • 4 Seasons Marvel Denim Effects Aran
  • Malabrigo Silky Merino
  • Yarn Bee Must Be Merino
  • DROPS Nepal
  • Big Twist Value Solids

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
5mm circular needles of varying lengths for the body, sleeves and yoke. 4.5mm circular needles of your preferred length for working the hem and neckband.

You will also need scrap yarn for holding stitches, 8 stitch markers (with one marker different to the rest to denote the beginning of round), and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
18 sts and 25 rows to 4” / 10cm in stocking stitch on 5mm needles, blocked.

SIZING
To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) (48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62) inches / 71-76 (81-86; 91-97; 102-107; 112-117) (122-127; 132-137; 142-147; 152-157) cm.

Finished bust: 34 (38.5; 44; 46.5; 51) (55.5; 60; 63.5; 68) inches / 87 (98; 112; 119; 130) (141; 152; 161; 173) cm

NOTES
Construction: the Lytham sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. Wide straight sleeves begin with a deep lace border, which fades into stocking stitch. A gently dipped hem adds shape to the body, which can be easily lengthened or shortened. Body and sleeves are joined to work a raglan yoke in the round, where changing rates of decrease make for a loose-fitting but not crumpled yoke. The sleeve lace pattern is echoed in minimal lines of eyelets along the raglans. Finally, the neck is shaped with German short rows and a ribbed neckband is worked to whatever length you desire.

Yarn choices: any yarn that meets the gauge can technically be used, however it is worth considering that in a heavy / slippy yarn (such as a silky worsted spun), the weight of the sleeves may drag them down, so you may need to reduce the sleeve length to compensate. Take into account how much your swatch grows when blocked and how much vertical stretch the fabric has.

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