Buckshot by Jimenez Joseph


March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1184 - 2132 yards (1083 - 1950 m)
XS (30”/76.5cm) / S (34”/86.5cm) / M (38”/96.5cm) / L (42”/107cm) / 1XL (46”/117cm) / 2XL (50”/127cm)
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BUCKSHOT is an over-sized, medium length sweater with bracelet length sleeves. It has an all-over textured stitch pattern that looks as if it’s riddled with bullet holes! A relaxed fit for comfort during any occasion and versatile for any wardrobe.

The front and back are knitted flat from the bottom up. Once seamed, the sleeves are picked up and knitted in the round from the armhole downwards. The neck band is also picked up and knitted using a twisted rib. A quick and satisfying knit!

This is an over-sized sweater. It is designed to fit loosely around the shoulders, chest, waist and hips. It has about 9” (23cm) of ease for the smaller sizes and approx. 16” of ease for the larger sizes. The sleeves are a standard fit and end at bracelet length.

You can decide how fitted you want the garment by omitting increases to the sides.

To fit sizes: XS (30”/76.5cm) / S (34”/86.5cm) / M (38”/96.5cm) / L (42”/107cm) / 1XL (46”/117cm) / 2XL (50”/127cm)

Worsted weight yarn - XS: 1184yds (1083m) / S: 1337yds (1223m) / M: 1492yds (1365m) / L: 1626yds (1487m) / 1XL: 1812yds (1657m) / 2XL: 2132yds (1950m)

Suggested yarns: The Plucky Knitter - Trusty (100% Merino), 250yds 115g; or Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool), 220yds 100g; or Woolly Chic Welsh Wool DK (68% Pembrokeshire Wool / 28% Welsh Alpaca / 4% Silk), 238yds 100g.

5mm (US 8) (or size required to obtain gauge) circular needles 80cm (32”) or longer, DPNs for sleeves (if preferable, or where stitch count becomes too small); 1 spare needle of same size for a 3-needle bind off; up to 6 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, measuring tape and yarn needle for weaving in and seaming up.

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