Crackle by Courtney Little


October 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1050 - 2165 yards (960 - 1980 m)
48-88 in (122-223.5 cm) finished body
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The crackling of crunchy leaves, a crackling fire…fall is my favorite time of year, and this design has very quickly become my go-to staple for this magical season. Crackle is a cozy stockinette yoke sweater with a bit of a swoncho feel, featuring a rolled collar and hem, oversized body, and simple cable detailing on the sleeve cuffs.

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  • Beginner/Intermediate level
  • Written in English and US terms
  • Skills to know: Cast on, knit, purl, join and work in the round, short-row shaping, increase, decrease, backwards loop cast on, pick up and knit, and simple cables
  • You’ll need: For the neckline, US size 2 (2.75mm) or 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular needles; for the main body, US size 4 (3.5mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge, 16-40” circulars recommended for the yoke/body, 12” circulars or DPNs for the sleeves), cable needle or extra DPN to work cables if needed, waste yarn to place stitches on hold, stitch markers, pins for blocking, and a tapestry needle. Knit blockers and mats recommended but not necessary for blocking.
  • Yardage estimates sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9), sport weight yarn or yarn that works up to gauge (see schematic for finished measurements):
  • 1050 (1151, 1230, 1469, 1584) (1696, 1945, 2076, 2165) yds / 960 (1053, 1125, 1344, 1449) (1551, 1779, 1899, 1979) m
  • Check out the tester projects for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!

You’ll receive one PDF file including:

  • Complete written instructions on how to knit Crackle in 9 different sizes (11 total pages)
  • Both charted and written instructions for the cable pattern on the sleeve cuffs
  • Links to helpful tutorials
  • A short photo guide showing how I block Crackle

Notes on sizing:

This pattern is written for 9 sizes, ranging from 48-88 in/122-223.5 cm finished bust. The original sample shows positive ease of approx. 19.5 in/49.5 cm at the bust and 25 in/63.5 cm ease at the waist. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing!

Schematic with measurements included in the Ravelry images section and pattern.

Pattern gauge:

4”/10 cm = 24 sts/32 rounds in stockinette worked in the round

Taken after wet blocking, using US size 4 (3.5mm) needles

Note: All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.