Carbeth by Kate Davies
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Carbeth

Knitting
January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round with yarn doubled
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1083 - 1684 yards (990 - 1540 m)
36.5-59.5 in
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Carbeth

A wide, cropped sweater with simple lines and a deep roll neck. Swift and straightforward to knit, this is a great sweater for beginners.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m
/ 120yds per 50g skein) in shade Islay; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14) x 50g skeins.
Note: Yarn is held double throughout. If adding length to the body, sleeves or neck, then more yarn will be required.

If substituting standard bulky-weight yarn you will require the following approximate quantities: 470 (525, 570, 640, 700, 740, 790) m / 515 (575, 625, 700, 765, 800, 860) yds.

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of appropriate lengths for working body.
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves and neck.
Longer gauge-size needle for working yoke. 4 stitch markers. Waste yarn for holding stitches. Tapestry needle.

Gauge
14 sts and 20 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette worked in the round, with yarn held double, using gauge-size needle
Gauge was achieved with 6.5mm / US 10½ needle.

Sizing
Finished measurement at bust: 92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 122, 133.5, 142, 151) cm / 36½ (40, 43½, 48, 52½, 56, 59½) in.

This sweater is intended to be wide, cropped, and to hang slightly bell-like from the shoulders. To fit as shown, it should be knitted with at least 10cm / 4in positive ease at the bust. Pick the size at least 10cm /4in above your actual bust measurement, and if in doubt, select the next size up. Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped. Shown in the first size with 12.5cm / 5in positive ease.

A schematic and detailed sizing table are included in the pattern.

See this tutorial about blocking the sweater.
and this tutorial about calculating yarn quantities when adding extra length

Pattern notes
The sweater is knitted from the bottom up, and begins with an inch of rib, after which it is worked straight to the underarms (length can be added here to make the sweater less cropped, if required). Two sleeves are worked, then body and sleeves are joined together to be worked in the round. The yoke is shaped by decreasing stitches at an even rate from the body only, and, when the correct depth is reached, the stitch count is reduced further for the neck. A deep ribbed roll neck is then worked to complete the sweater.