Pickpocket by The Rainey Sisters


September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 - 1820 yards (896 - 1664 m)
XS (S, M, L) [ L2, L3, L4] for bust measurement of 32 (34, 38, 42) [46, 52, 56] inches. 10 inches of positive ease for a finished measurement of 42 (44, 48, 52) [56, 62, 66] inches
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Your choice of six fun pockets (plus three additional choices using the reverse sides), a flattering boxy shape, unique i-cord knot at the neckline, and a split hem make Pickpocket the perfect sweater for fall and winter. Fun to make, fun to wear!

Pickpocket is knit top down, starting at the shoulders with the contrasting stripes. The back is knit first to the underarms. The fronts are knit and joined, worked to the underarms, then joined to the back for knitting in the round until the sides are split for the hem. The pockets are knit and then joined to the front prior to working the bottom ribbing. The sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the top down.

Main Color (MC): Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (Worsted 100% Targhee-Columbia, 140 yards/ 50 grams) 7 (8, 9, 10) 10, 11, 12 skeins.
Approx. yardage used: 980 (1120, 1260, 1400) 1400, 1540, 1820 yards in MC.

Contrast Color (CC): Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (Worsted 100% Targhee-Columbia, 140 yards/ 50 grams) 1 skein. Note: actual yardage used will depend on pocket choice and the size sweater made. The Rabbit Hole Pocket takes the most yarn.

Samples shown in Newsprint (MC) and Long Johns (CC); Storm Cloud (MC) and Tartan (CC). Pocket samples are shown in Sweatshirt (MC) and Almanac (CC).

Substitute any worsted-weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.