Wee Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston

Wee Levenwick

Knitting
April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
460 - 715 yards (421 - 654 m)
24½ (26¼, 28¾, 30½)" circumference at chest (buttoned); sized for 2-3 (4-5, 6-7, 8-10) years
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Wee Levenwick is a scaled-down version of the popular Levenwick cardigan from Wool People 1. It retains many of the same elements as the original with the main differences being that there is no waist shaping and the sleeves are full length instead of three-quarter.

Wee Levenwick is a top-down, compound raglan cardigan worked in Reverse Stockinette Stitch. The gentle curves of the well-known Shetland “Old Shale” motif accent the collar, front opening, and pocket.

Levenwick is the name of a small settlement of houses in Shetland, smaller than even a tiny village. It was here, beside a beautiful crescent of white sand beach, that designer Gudrun Johnston was born.


CONSTRUCTION
Cardigan is worked flat in one piece from the top down, beginning with the stand-up lace collar. Upon completion of the yoke shaping, the sleeve stitches are held on waste yarn. The sleeves are worked in the round after the body is completed. The patterned band is added last.

MATERIALS
Approximately 460 (500, 605, 715) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
4 (4, 5, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Homemade Jam

GAUGE
19 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch (purl on RS; knit on WS) with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32” or longer circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Collar, Bands, and Hem):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (for Joinery Bind Off):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

32” (or longer) circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
24½ (26¼, 28¾, 30½)“ circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sized for 2-3 (4-5, 6-7, 8-10) years
Sample shown is size 26¼” with 1” ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

SKILL LEVEL
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