Woodstove Season by Alicia Plummer

Woodstove Season

October 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 1700 yards (732 - 1554 m)
XS [S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X] to fit busts 28-30 [32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58]
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Errata: The chart key for the dot (purl stitch) should read to purl on RS and knit on WS

800 (900, 1050, 1120, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1700) yds.

Here in Maine, we have a name for this beautiful time of year: Woodstove Season. A time when the logs are split in preparation for the crisp, chilly nights. Sticks are gathered. Fires are kindled. Cider is mulled. And yarn is brought out of its hiding place to be celebrated and enjoyed.

Woodstove Season is worked from the top down, raglan style. Super long sleeves can be folded back for cozy cuffs, or pulled down over the fingers on days mittens are forgotten. Add in waist shaping, thoughtful bust darts and quickly flared hips, and you have a recipe for a sweater that creates curves on straight-bodied women as well as flatters the full figured body (which I happen to think is grossly under-represented in the fashion industry). Small, sewn-on chevron pockets adorn the front to add cohesiveness, and 3 closure options (toggle, button, or hidden snaps) provide knitters with the individual tweaks they crave to make it personal.

The sleeves are very fitted - if you’d prefer a looser fitting sleeve, simply add 4 (or 6)stitches more to your cast on number, and when you reach the raglan setup put 2 of those 4 in each sleeve portion. Keep in mind your sleeve totals will differ from what’s in the pattern, but I am always here for support!

This pattern is equally suitable for aran and worsted weight yarns so long as you meet listed gauge.
Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER although listed as a worsted weight yarn behaves more like an aran weight as it blooms during washing/blocking.