Port Charlotte by Kate Davies Designs

Port Charlotte

Knitting
August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 - 2200 yards (1006 - 2012 m)
31½ - 48
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Port Charlotte
Created with a slip-stitch pattern (which only ever uses one shade per row), colourful raised motifs adorn the yoke of this simple and striking sweater.

Pattern Notes
This garment is knitted in the round from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are worked separately, before being joined together at the yoke, which is shaped with raglan decreases before the colourful slipped stitch pattern completes the sweater. Decreases are worked in between pattern rounds, to complete the yoke shaping.

Size and fit
31½ (33¾, 35¾, 38¾, 41¾, 45, 48) in. Select the size above your actual measurements with the amount of ease required. Worn in the third size with 2in positive ease

Yarn
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g skein)Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g
skein)
Yarn A: Haar 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Hedder 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) x 50g skeins

Yarn quantities have been calculated to include an additional 5% for each size, to allow for swatching as well as small differences in gauge and skein length.

Needles and Notions
60-80cm 24-32in Below-gauge-size circular needle for working rib
60-80cm 24-32in Gauge-size circular needle for working body
Below-gauge needle of your preferred type for working small circumferences for working cuff
Gauge-size needle of your preferred type for working small circumferences for working sleeve
100cm 40in Gauge-size circular needle for yoke
40cm 16in Below-gauge-size needle for neck rib
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn (for holding sts)

Gauge
It is particularly important to match row gauge, since this will determine yoke depth, and thus the fit around the upper body.
26 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm 4in over st st using gauge-size needle
32 sts and 56 rounds to 10cm 4in over slipped stitch pattern using gauge-size needle.
Use a 3.5mm needle as a starting point for swatching