The Oa

January 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colour work in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1684 - 3368 yards (1540 - 3080 m)
33-57 in
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The Oa
Named for the Islay peninsula with its spectacular cliffs and dramatic geology, this cosy allover colourwork hoody makes a great coastal cover-up for wearers of any gender.

Chest: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57) in
I recommend this garment is worn with at least 7.5cm 3in and up to 15cm 6in of positive ease at the chest for a comfortable fit. Shown here in second size, with 10cm 4in of positive ease.

Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Ptarmigan; 7 (8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Moonlicht Nicht; 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12) x 50g skeins
Yarn C: Highland Coo; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) x 50g skeins

Needles and notions
80-100cm 32-40in Gauge-size circular needle for body and yoke
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
40-60cm 16-24in Gauge-size circular needle for working hood
Below-gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for cuffs
80-100cm 32-40in Below-gauge-size circular needle for hem
Two sets of stitch markers, x and y. Tapestry needle. Waste yarn (for holding sts and provisional cast-on). Ribbon or tape for finishing internal steeked edges (optional)

24 sts and 32 rounds to 10cm 4in over colourwork in the round, using gauge-size needle
Below-gauge-size needle will be one size smaller than your gauge-size needle.
For reference, the gauge-size needle used in this sample was 3.5mm.