Vodka Straight Up by Thea Colman
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Vodka Straight Up

February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
34.5 (36.5,39,41,44,46)(48,51,54,56)”/ 87.5 (92.5,99,104,112,117)(122,129.5,137,142) cm around bust.
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The Vodka Collection started with a conversation about what we like to add to a basic sweater when knitting. Each of us chooses what makes us happy, from simple to complex, depending on our skill level, preferred style, and mood. With The Vodka Collection, I wanted to look at the V-neck cardigan from that perspective.

The Collection features 4 designs, and 3 patterns, covering this spectrum from TV knitting to a statement sweater. The sweaters are all designed in YOTH’s gorgeous FATHER yarn, a domestic Rambouillet that’s pretty fantastic no matter what you do with it.

Vodka Straight Up is the simplest pattern the collection, featuring seamless construction and a lot of soothing stockinette. The sweater is knit from the top down with raglan seam shaping and subtle saddle/cap at shoulder. A touch of garter detail in the ribbing and along the front button bands adds a little interest, but the idea here is for a great, basic everyday cardigan. This one’s the simple pour, right?

The pattern is written with two different options for adding stripe detail to the body in either colorwork or texture, so you can choose which you prefer. Or, you can use the design as a template and add your own details!

Yardage by size:


34.5 (36.5,39,41,44,46)(48,51,54,56)”
87.5 (92.5,99,104,112,117)(122,129.5,137,142)cm

Sizes based on width around bust, including button band, in final blocked fabric. For fit as shown, I suggest 3-4” of ease, based on your actual bust size.


Main Color, YOTH Father:
Stripe version, shown in Saba. Texture version, shown in Wild Rice

1000(1100,1150,1200,1250,1300)(1350,1400,1500,1600)yds, 915(1006,1052,1098,1143,1189)(1235,1280,1372,1363)m.
Stripe yarn:
Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool
Shown in Swerve.

220 yds / 201 meters, skein used.