Constance by Anj Medhurst

Constance

Knitting
February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
776 - 1684 yards (710 - 1540 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X To fit chest 71-76 (81-86, 92-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-157) cm 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62) ”
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Constance is a relaxed sweater that sits on the hip, with bracelet-length balloon style sleeves and a simple slip-stitch yoke motif. Inspired by the 1930s and 40s; think land girls with a dash of country-house weekend thrown in. She’s perfect for striding across the wild and windy moors or cosying up by the fire with a good book (we recommend All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison, the inspiration for her name).

We used meadowyarn smeeth | aran - a 100% non-superwash Corriedale wool that has a relaxed twist and 200m to a 100g skein. It knits to a standard aran weight gauge. Any aran weight yarn with a nice bounce and a soft halo would work equally well; Icelandic Léttlopi, for example.

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
Designed to be worn with approximately 2.5 to 8.5cm/1 to 3½” positive ease at chest. If you fall between sizes, choose the larger size for a fit similar to that shown in the sample.

To fit chest
71-76 (81-86, 92-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-157) cm
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62) ”

required:
MC x 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins colour A
CC x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins colour B

meterage:
MC 560 (640, 720, 800, 900, 1000, 1110, 1220, 1320) metres
CC 150 (160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220, 220) metres

This is primarily a written pattern with charted instructions for the mosaic/slip stitch yoke motif. The pattern includes short rows and instructions are given for German Short Rows.