Patchwork Princess by Kathleen Dames

Patchwork Princess

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 1600 yards (777 - 1463 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches, finished bust circumference
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High in the tower the trapped princess patches her gown. Out in the real world, patch your fitted hoodie with a beautiful assortment of cables filled with different stitches. Worked in one piece from the bottom up, waist shaping enhances your figure, and a hybrid yoke construction draws the cables up onto your shoulders. Don’t forget the hood! Short rows allow the large cable to travel all the way up to make it extra special.

Choose your favorite DK weight yarn. Spirit Trail’s Brigantia, with it’s blend of Polwarth and Silk makes me feel like a princess.

What you’ll love about knitting Patchwork Princess:

  • Worked in one piece from the bottom up with integrated button bands - just sew on buttons, weave underarms together, and seam up the sleeves, and you’re ready to go
  • Unusual patchwork cables keep your interest on fronts, back, and sleeves
  • Short-row shaping create a cozy hood with cables traveling all the way up and over your head

What you’ll love about wearing Patchwork Princess:

  • Gentle waist shaping flatters your figure
  • Patchwork cables filled with texture stitches catch the eye
  • That hood! Beautiful up or down

Size/Finished Measurements
Chest: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches
Shown in 40-inch with 2-inches of ease

Materials
Spirit Trail Brigantia 85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Bombyx Silk 600 yards/549 meters per 210 gram/7.41 oz. skein; color: Werewolves in London; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins {approx. 850 (950, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1450, 1600) yds}
One US4/3.5mm 40-inch circular needle
Cable needle (optional)
Stitch markers and coil-less safety pins or other removable stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle
5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) buttons

Gauge
22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Skills Needed

  • casting on
  • knitting
  • purling
  • working stitches out of order (cables)
  • short rows
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • reading charts
  • Kitchener stitch

Thanks!
Technical Editing: Corrina Ferguson
Photography: Nicholas Dames