Created with a simple slip-stitch pattern (which only ever uses one shade per row), an Islay rainbow adorns the yoke of this colourful and striking sweater.
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
Select the size above your actual measurements with the amount of ease required. Worn here in the first size with zero ease.
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Ptarmigan; 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Moonlicht Nicht; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn C: Islay; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn D: Yaffle; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn E: Furze; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn F: Highland Coo; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn G: Macallum; 1 x 50g skein
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
Waste yarn (for holding sts)
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.
Gauge was achieved using a 3.25mm needle.
Step 8, Round 14 should say:
Round 14: With yarn C, *sl 3 pwise wyib, sl 1 kwise, k2tog, psso; rep from * to end.