Fernwood sweater by Tania Barley

Fernwood sweater

Knitting
August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork and stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1276 - 2632 yards (1167 - 2407 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10)
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FERNWOOD is a stranded colourwork sweater with a top-down construction and round yoke. Starting with provisional cast on for the neck, the sweater is worked seamlessly top down, using short rows to shape the neckline. After the yoke, the body and sleeves are separated while casting on stitches for underarms. Neck ribbing is worked at the end, which gives you the flexibility to decide what kind of neckline you would like to make.

Sizing and Measurements:
The pattern comes in 10 sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10) with finished sweater bust circumference measuring 86 (94, 100, 106, 112.5, 120) (130.5, 140, 149, 158.5) cm / 34.5 (37.5, 40, 42.5, 45, 48) (52.25, 56, 59.75, 63.5) inches and is meant to be worn with a positive ease of 5-15 cm / 2-6 inches in the bust.
The sample is shown in size 3 with 5 cm / 2 inches of positive ease in the bust.

Yarn:
Soft Donegal Tweed Singles from Donegal Yarns (100 g - 380 meters / 416 yards) or other heavy fingering weight yarn. The sample is knit with colour 5510 as MC and 5507 as CC.

Yardage:
MC: 980 (1072, 1140, 1208, 1283, 1368) (1488, 1596, 1699, 1807) meters / 1072 (1172, 1247, 1322, 1403, 1496) (1627, 1745, 1858, 1976) yards
CC: 247 (266, 285, 304, 335, 380) (426, 494, 567, 600) meters / 270 (291, 312, 332, 366, 416) (466, 540, 620, 656) yards
Yardage includes extra yarn for swatching. Please note that your yarn consumption will depend on your yarn choice, gauge, the length of your finished garment and any other alterations you might make to the pattern.

Gauge:

26 sts / 32 rnds per 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette / colourwork in the round on size B / C needles

Needles:
Size A - 80-120 cm Circular needles - 2.75 mm (US 2 ) for ribbing
Size B - 80-120 cm Circular needles - 3.25 mm (US 3 ) or other to achieve gauge in stockinette in the round
Size C - 3.5 mm (US 4) or other to achieve gauge in colourwork in the round
Please note you might need to change the size of your needles to achieve gauge.

Notions:
Smooth waste yarn, crochet hook (for provisional cast on), tapestry needle, measuring tape, stitch markers (including a unique marker for BOR), row counter, scissors.

Techniques used:
Provisional cast on
Knit / purl
Knitting in the round / flat
Colourwork in the round
Short rows
Knit increases and decreases
Reading colourwork charts (the pattern is charted)