Retrofit Sweater by Sue Stratford

Retrofit Sweater

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1225 - 1715 yards (1120 - 1568 m)
93 (98, 103, 108, 113, 118, 123, 128)cm / 36½ (38½, 40½, 42½, 44½, 46½, 48½, 50½)” (finished measurement)
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The Retrofit sweater is designed to be a relaxed sweater with up to 10cm (4”) positive ease. The sweater is worked from the bottom up. The body is worked up to the armholes, followed by the two sleeves up to the armhole. The stitches for the sleeves and body are then joined and the yoke is worked. The back hem of the sweater is ‘dipped’ with short row shaping.

This pattern is also available as ‘Retrofit Mini-Me Sweater’, in sizes 6 - 12 months up to 14 years.

Materials
Socks Yeah DK by Coopknits (112m 122 yds per 50g skein)
10 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14) x 50g skeins

Sample photographed in shade 203 ‘Astra Planeti’

also shown in:
Merino DK by La Bien Aimee (230m 252 yds per 100g skein)
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) x 100g skeins

Sample photographed in shade ‘Pop Grunge’

Needles:
Larger Needles:
(for main fabric) One circular (circ) in size 4mm / UK 8 / US 6, in length 80cm / 32”

One set of double pointed needles in size 4mm / UK 8 / US 6 (or preferred needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round)

Smaller Needles:
(for sleeve and neck ribbing)
One set of double pointed needles in size 3.5mm / UK 9-10 / US 4 (or preferred needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round)

Finished Dimensions
Bust measurement: 93 (98, 103, 108, 113, 118, 123, 128)cm / 36½ (38½, 40½, 42½, 44½, 46½, 48½, 50½)” with positive ease of up to 10cm (4”)

Sample shown is size 38 1/2” (98cm) with +4” ease

Techniques: Cast on (which ever method you prefer), increasing and decreasing, German short row shaping (see ‘Techniques’ overleaf), working from a chart, cable knitting

For more information, please visit www.suestratford.co.uk