Arrochar by Luise O'Neill

Arrochar

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
925 - 1990 yards (846 - 1820 m)
Finished Chest Circumference: 32.25 (34.25, 36.25, 38.25) {40.25, 42.25, 44.25} (46.25, 48.25, 50.25, 52.25)" / 82 (87, 92, 97) {102, 107.5, 112.5} (117.5, 122.5, 127.5, 132.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
The Arrochar Alps overlook the small village of Arrochar nestled near the head of Loch Long. The Maid of Arrochar is a slow air first published in 1789 and attributed to Scottish composer John MacDonald of Dundee. This air is still popular especially among Cape Breton musicians.


Arrochar is a short-sleeved, raglan cardigan with a dropped back hemline and upper-back, wrapped-rib band.

Details

  • A cable and lace panel is worked down both front edges; a matching motif graces the upper back as well as the sleeve cuffs.
  • The remainder of the body is worked in Stockinette stitch.
  • The eyelet border at the neckline incorporates the single buttonhole closure; the bottom hem and sleeve cuffs are finished with an eyelet border to complement the neckline.
  • A wrapped-rib band is added to the upper centre back to give some discrete definition to the silhouette.

Construction

  • Worked top-down beginning with a Double Chain Cast On (picture tutorial included).
  • Fronts, back and sleeves are worked as one unit to the underarm; sleeves are then placed on hold to be worked later.

Both charts and written directions for charts are included.

Yarn
925 (995, 1145, 1265) {1355, 1445, 1595} (1715, 1810, 1900, 1990)yds / 846 (910, 1047, 1157) {1239, 1321, 1458} (1568, 1655, 1737, 1820)m Knit Picks Palette (fingering; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yds per 50g) in Haze Heather 26041.

Needles
3.75mm / US5 circular needle 32” / 80cm or longer or size required to obtain gauge.
3.75mm / US5 for small circumference knitting or same size as gauge needle.

Notions
Stitch markers, removable stitch marker, stitch holders, cable needle, one 0.5” / 13mm button, tapestry needle, 3.5mm / E-4 crochet hook if using Double Chain Cast On.


Schematic Details
A: Finished Chest Circumference: 32.25 (34.25, 36.25, 38.25) {40.25, 42.25, 44.25} (46.25, 48.25, 50.25, 52.25)“ / 82 (87, 92, 97) {102, 107.5, 112.5} (117.5, 122.5, 127.5, 132.5)cm.

B: Neckline Circumference: 19.75 (20.5, 22.5, 23.25) {23.75, 25.75, 26.5} (27.25, 27.75, 28.5, 30.5)“ / 50 (52, 57, 59) {60.5, 65.5, 67.5} (69, 70.5, 72.5, 77.5)cm.

C: Back Length: 28.5 (29.75, 30, 30.5) {31, 31.75, 32.5} (32.75, 33.5, 33.75, 34)“ / 72.5 (75.5, 76, 77.5) {78.5, 80.5, 82.5} (83, 85, 85.5, 86.5)cm.

D: Hem Circumference: 43.75 (46.5, 49.25, 51.75) {54.5, 57.25, 59.75} (62.5, 65.5, 68.25, 70.75)“ / 111 (118, 125, 131.5) {138.5, 145.5, 152} (159, 166.5, 173.5, 179.5)cm.

E: Sleeve Cuff Circumference: 11.75 (12.5, 13.25, 13.75) {14.5, 15.25, 15.75} (16.5, 17.25, 17.75, 18.5)“ / 30 (32, 33.5, 35) {37, 38.5, 40} (42, 44, 45, 47)cm.

F: Back Hem Drop: 3” / 7.5cm.


Credits
Tech editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charts: created with StitchMastery software.
Test Knitters: Ravellers babablacksheep, bgow, Cydiba, faeriepaw, KateB60, N4mb8rG1rl and providence.