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The Sanquhar

Knitting
July 1999
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in color pattern on larger needles after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
763 - 1090 yards (698 - 997 m)
37 (41½, 46¼, 51)" (94 (105.5, 117.5, 129.5) cm) bust/chest circumference
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The tightly knit, richly patterned gloves from the Scottish border area of Sanquhar were the inspiration for this sweater. The patterns the designer used here go by the names of “rose” and “shepherd’s plaid.” Worsted weight yarn and casual styling give the patterns a new look.”

Finished Size: 37 (41½, 46¼, 51)” (94 (105.5, 117.5, 129.5) cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 41 1/2” (105.5 cm).

Yarn: Reynolds Lite-Lopi (100% wool; 109 yd (100 m)/50g): #52 brown (MC), 7 (7, 8, 10) balls; #421 green (CC), 6 (6, 7, 9) balls.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge:

  • 19 sts and 19 rows = 4” (10 cm) in color pattern on larger needles after blocking
  • 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles:

  • Body and Sleeves—Size 8 (5 mm): 16” and 29” (40- and 80-cm) circular (cir).
  • Ribbing—Size 6 (4 mm): 16” and 24” (40- and 60-cm) cir and double-pointed (dpn).
  • Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 1999