Cranberry Gose by Thea Colman

Cranberry Gose

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1300 - 2100 yards (1189 - 1920 m)
44.25(47.25, 50.25, 53, 56, 61.75)"/112.5(120, 127.75, 134, 142.25, 156.75)cm. Sizing based on final width around body.
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Cranberry Gose was inspired by a cheap Forever 21 sweater that yes, I own, and yes, I wear. (sorry!!)

I actually love the fit of that loose, totally plain, sleeveless acrylic turtleneck sweater - but it’s cheap and boring. I bought it for $5 at Goodwill because it looked like a good house sweater. However, it became my go-to, and then I stared fantasizing about creating my own version.

And then I was standing in the Green Mountain Spinnery booth at NH Sheep and Wool last year, fondling the yarn and talking to Kate and Maureen, who are amazing enablers in situations like this.

So, Cranberry Gose is my new and improved tunic, knit in GMS’s delicate, tweedy Alpaca Elegance. I used the dimensions of the original sweater, but added a little gansey detail, a few options for the neckline, a split hem, and most importantly - this gorgeous, tweedy yarn, with just the right amount of interest, softness, and drape.

And it’s one of my two Rhinebeck sweaters this year -- if you are heading to NY in a few weeks, look for me in mine, or Kate in the GMS booth in hers…

Cranberry Gose is knit in 2 pieces and seamed. Neck and sleeve ribbing are added at the end.

I suggest choosing the size that gives you about 10-12”/25.5-30.5 cm of ease around bust and adjusting length as needed. This is meant to be a loose layering piece, and I think it works best when a little shirt hangs out the bottom.

Yardage by size:

Yarn needed: 1300(1450, 1550, 1700, 1900, 2100) yds / 1190(1330, 1420, 1550, 1740, 1970) meters

Sizes: 44.25(47.25, 50.25, 53, 56, 61.75)“/112.5(120, 127.75, 134, 142.25, 156.75)cm. Sizing based on final width around body.


center of p.5, last line in Front, Neckline and Right Shoulder Shaping:

Next RS: bind off remaining 42(46, 47, 51, 52,60)…. there was a typo. That is not a 57.