This sweater is all about simple shapes, color, texture, and dramatic proportions. Cast on for the fitted sleeve and continue with sideways construction for the front seed stitch section. The oversized boxy shape increases to form a long point on the left front of the sweater that can later be folded and buttoned to the back. Choose a variety of stash yarns for the easy back rectangle. Additional pops of color are used on the garter stitch shoulders and side triangle. The color blocked sections are often achieved with picked up stitches so there are only two little seams in the whole sweater! Add fringe and crocheted stars to transform the sweater into something extra special.
Sizes: Small Medium, Large
Medium size is shown on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference with approximately 19” / 48cm of positive ease.
Measurements are written in the pattern for sleeve length and the distance to knit the sideways front and back pieces. Instructions also include landmarks on the body so you can achieve proportions that work for you. For example, “Work even until sleeve reaches approximately 1” / 2.5cm past your elbow.”
Finished Measurements: 56 (60, 60)” / 127 (152, 152)cm chest circumference, 20 (21, 22.5)” / 51 (53, 57)cm back length from neck edge to waist. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn: Worsted weight
Yardage: Color A (white sleeves & front) - 700 (745, 800)yds / 640 (681, 732)m
Color B (back rectangle) - 350 (380, 410)yds / 320 (347, 375)m total
Color C (garter stitch shoulders - 100 (120, 130)yds / 91 (110, 119)m
Color D (pink side triangle) - 80 (85, 90) / 73 (78, 82)m
You will need a few other colors of scrap yarn for the I-cord collar edging and optional shoulder fringe and single crochet edge around the waistline.
Color A - Worsted weight Icelandic wool. The fleece was selected by Guðrún Bjarnadóttir in Iceland and spun in Belgium.
Color B - Schoppel Wolle Alpaka Queen, Colorway - 7130
Retrosaria Beiroa, Colorway - 409
Harrisville Highland, Colorway - Oatmeal
Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER, Colorway - Wodsmoke
Fibre Company Savannah, Colorway - Sycamore
Color C - Hespa Worsted (naturally dyed pale yellow)
Color D - Orkney Angora St. Magnus D.K., Colorway - Coral
held together with
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Yarn, Colorway - L40
Needles/Hook: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular
Size G / 4.25mm crochet hook for applying a single crochet border around the bottom of the sweater
Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle, 1” toggle button
Gauge: 18 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in seed stitch
Pattern Notes: Instructions are written assuming the knitter knows how to work with a 2-stitch repeat (seed stitch) while shaping (increasing and decreasing).
Necklace by Cakes & Troubles.