Festive Doodle by Caitlin Hunter

Festive Doodle

Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1475 - 3064 yards (1349 - 2802 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10} Finished Bust Circumference:  36 (40.5, 44.75, 49, 53.5, 58) {62.25, 66.5, 71, 75.25}”
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Festive Doodle is a top-down circular yoke sweater knit in 4 colors. In spite of the complex appearance of this design, it is actually fairly easy to knit, with only 2 colors per round and no long floats to carry, making this a wonderful project to keep your hands busy and calm your mind. Changing needle sizes (optional) easily creates flattering A-line shaping. Retrosaria Mondim yarn is a beautiful, rustic Portuguese wool that is fantastic for colorwork. Any fingering weight yarn that creates a suitable fabric would work as well.

You can find Retrosaria Mondim here! Many thanks to Rosa for providing the yarn for this design, and for working so hard to preserve heritage wool yarns from Portugal.

MATERIALS
Yarn:

Sample uses 
Retrosaria Mondim, 100% Portuguese Wool 
421 yards 385 meters /100 grams
C1: 209 (oatmeal)
C2: 302 (wine red)
C3: 305 (olive)
C4: 100 (natural white)

Needles (suggested sizes)
Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.
Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm
Needle A: US 3/3.25 mm
Needle B: US 4/3.5 mm (optional for A-line shaping)

Gauge:
Needle A (yoke, upper sleeves): 22 sts and 32 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork
Needle B (body, lower sleeves): 19 sts and 24 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork

You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Notions:
stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle

Yardage: 
Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications. Yardage provided is for mid-length sleeves and cropped body length as pictured.
C1: 456 (504, 559, 615, 677, 712) {780, 847, 892, 947} yards
417 (462, 512, 563, 619, 651) {713, 776, 816, 866} meters
C2:  374 (414, 458, 504, 555, 586) {641, 696, 731, 777} yards
343 (380, 420, 462, 508, 536) {587, 636, 670, 710} meters
C3:  383 (425, 472, 518, 570, 601) {658, 715, 751, 797} yards
350 (389, 432, 474, 521, 550) {602, 654, 686, 730} meters
C4: 262 (289, 318, 352, 388, 409) {448, 487, 511, 543} yards
240 (265, 291, 322, 356, 374){410, 446, 467, 497} meters

Sizes:
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 4-9” 10-23 cm of positive ease at the bust and 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease at the upper arm.
See Schematic on page 6 for complete fit details.

Sample pictured is a size 2 on a model with a 35” 89 cm bust, worn with 5.5” 14 cm of positive ease.

Please note that fit described here represents the pattern knitted with the A-line shaping. If you choose not to do the shaping your hip measurement will be the same as the bust circumference, and the lower sleeve will be the same as the upper sleeve.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Finished Bust Circumference: 
36 (40.5, 44.75, 49, 53.5, 58) {62.25, 66.5, 71, 75.25}”
91.5 (103, 113.5, 124.5, 136, 147.5) {158, 169, 180.5, 191} cm

Finished Hip Circumference: 
41.75 (46.75, 51.75, 57, 62, 67) {72, 77, 82, 87}”
106 (118.5, 131.5, 145, 157.5, 170) {183, 195.5, 208.5, 221} cm

Finished Sleeve (upper arm) Circumference: 
12 (13, 14.25, 15.25, 16.5, 17.5) {18.5, 19.75, 20.75, 22}” 30.5 (33, 36, 38.5, 42, 44.5) {47, 50, 52.5, 56} cm