Cedar Gate Sweater by September Knits

Cedar Gate Sweater

Knitting
March 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round using 5mm/US #8 needles after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
655 - 1735 yards (599 - 1586 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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This sweater has a lovely ‘sweatshirt-like’ fit and is the perfect over layer and companion for every hike, outside adventure, or a cozy evening at home. The extra depth in the armhole resembles that of a typical ‘sweatshirt’ making the fit very relaxed and free flowing. Cedar Gate’s fit is very similar to my Jensen Pullover, with added color-work for interest while knitting and wearing. This color chart is a great beginner color-work project, using only 2 colors at a time and hardly any floats to catch.

The DK weight yarn worked up in a loose gauge makes this a quick knit, yet feels lightweight on the body, making this garment ideal for all occasions.

This sweater has a top-down construction using short rows to shape the neck. Cedar Gate has a wider neckline with deep raglan lines to give this sweater a perfect sweatshirt feel. Slim fitting arms keep this sweater functional and ready for any activity.

Difficulty Level: Adventurous Beginner
Skills needed are: knowledge of top-down sweater construction, short rows, basic increases and decreases, stranded color-work, and working from a chart.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
Sample shown in Cedar House Yarns, Irish Yearling DK: 85% Superwash Merino Wool & 15% Nep // Approx 231 yards/211 meters per skein.
In color way: MC: Straw 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins & Cedar House Yarns, Yearling DK: 100% Superwash Merino Wool // Approx 231 yards/211 meters per skein. In color way: CC: Old Car 1 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Yardage/Meterage Needed:
Total approx. yarn used for finished sweater, swatch not included in yardage:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
716 (762, 878, 971, 1143, 1330, 1499, 1609, 1735) yards
655 (697, 803, 888, 1046, 1217, 1371, 1472, 1587) meters
* Yardage given is for COMBINED yarn

Yardage/Meterage Needed for CC ONLY:
Total approx. yarn used for finished CC portion in sweater only, swatch not included in yardage:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
205 (226, 253, 275, 318, 357, 388, 412, 436) yards
188 (207, 232, 252, 291, 327, 355, 377, 400) meters
* Yardage given is for CC yarn ONLY

NOTE: Yardage/Meterage used is dependent on matching your gauge to pattern. If you would like to alter this pattern in any way, you will want to purchase more yarn to ensure you have enough yardage/meterage.

Needles:
For ribbing on collar, sleeve cuffs 4.0mm/US #6 DPNs or 40 in/100 cm circular for magic loop method or two sizes smaller than size needed for gauge

NOTE: Some knitters found that they preferred the neck ribbing to be made with a needle size three sizes smaller than size needed for gauge

For body worked in the round 5mm/US #8 16-40 in/40-100 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
For sleeves worked in the round with small circumference 5mm/US #8 DPNs or 40 in/100 cm circular for magic loop method or size needed to obtain gauge
For bottom hem ribbing worked in the round 4.5mm/US #7 16-40 in/40-100 cm circular or one sizes smaller than size needed for gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers: 3 of one color for raglan increases, 1 of different color to denote beginning of round, and 1 for body side marker
Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Gauge:
17 sts/24 rounds= 4 in/10 cm square in stockinette stitch worked in the round using 5mm/US #8 needles after blocking

Size Information:
#sizeinclusive
This sweater has a relaxed, loose fit in the neckline, chest and waist. The raglan increase sections, waist shaping, and loose gauge, create this ease in the sweater. The arms are intended to be slimmer fitting to offset the loose body fit. The DK weight yarn is worked using a larger needle size to create the best drape possible.
The intended fit of the sweater bust is to have 5.75-8 in/14.5-20.25 cm of positive ease for a loose, easy-to-wear fit. The intended fit of the sweater arms is to have 0.75-2 in/2-5 cm for a slimmer positive ease range. Choose a size accordingly to ensure intended positive ease. Sweater sample shown in size L. Model has 40 in/101.5 cm bust circumference and is 5’ 3’’ in/160 cm tall. This gives the sweater 8 in/20.25 cm of positive ease in the bust, making finished circumference 48 in/122 cm.

Finished Measurements: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
A. Neck circumference (after ribbing):
22.5 (24.5, 25.5, 27, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30) in
57 (62, 65, 68.5, 71, 73.5, 73.5, 76, 76) cm

B. Bust circumference:
37.5 (40, 43.75, 48, 52.75, 57.5, 62, 66, 68) in
95.25 (101.5, 111, 122, 134, 146, 157.5, 167.75, 172.75) cm

C. Hip circumference:
37.5 (41.5, 45, 49, 54.5, 60, 64, 67.75, 69.5) in
95.75 (105.5, 114.25, 124.5, 138.5, 152.5 162.5, 172, 176.5) cm

D. Upper arm circumference:
11 (12, 13, 14, 14.5, 16.5, 18, 19.25, 19.5) in
28 (30.5, 33, 35,5, 37, 42, 45.75, 49, 49.5) cm

E. Armhole Depth:
8 (8, 9, 9.5, 11, 13, 14, 14.75, 15.75) in, 20.25 (20.25, 23, 24, 28, 33, 35.5, 37.5, 40) cm

F. Length from underarm to wrist: 14 (14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14) in 35.5 (35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 35.5) cm or desired length.

G. Length from underarm to hip hem:
11.75 (12, 12.25, 12.5, 12.75, 13, 13.25, 13.5, 13.75) in
30 (30.5, 31, 31.75, 32.25, 33, 33.75, 34.25, 35) cm or desired length.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
Tech Editing: Heather Sorta // Photography: Amy Selleck // Graphic Design: Kara Watkins

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