The Oa by Kate Davies
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The Oa

Knitting
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

This is the fourth pattern in the Inspired by Islay club.

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.

Sizes
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.

Yarn
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 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12) x 50g skeins
Yarn C: Highland Coo; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 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)

Gauge
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.