Coofle

by Kate Davies Designs
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette / colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1640 - 2406 yards (1500 - 2200 m)
85 - 147.5cm / 33.5 - 58 in
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Coofle

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Coofle is an old Scots word for a puzzle or challenge. Inspired by the traditional patterns of narrow woven bands, when designing this pullover, I challenged myself to work with a set of motifs with regularly decreasing stitch counts. I love the result when worked in this simple palette, which is somehow simultaneously fresh and soft. A draft to weave the accompanying belt is included in the pattern.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A Hirst: 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) x 25g balls
B Tarbet: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) x 25g balls
All sizes 1 ball of each of the following shades:
C Smirr
D Garth
E Stockiemuir
F Cowslip
G Cranachan

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body, yoke, and neckline
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Stitch markers of two types, x and y
Waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colourwork pattern and stockinette in the round using gauge-size needle. If your gauge tends to tighten when working small circumferences or colourwork, you may need to go up a needle size for sleeves and yoke. Use 3.25mm needle as a starting point for swatching.

Sizes
Finished bust: 85 (90, 96.5, 101.5, 109, 117, 127, 138.5, 147.5) cm / 33½ (35½, 38, 40, 43, 46, 50, 54½, 58) in
Shown in the second size with 10cm / 4in positive ease

Special techniques
Optional: German short rows (instructions and tutorial links included)

Pattern notes
This circular yoke pullover is knitted from the bottom up, allin one piece. The body is made first, followed by the sleeves, before joining together and working the colourwork yoke from a chart.