Find Your Flock Sweater by Brienne Moody

Find Your Flock Sweater

Knitting
November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 - 2400 yards (1097 - 2195 m)
Sizes XS (S, M1, M2, L1) (L2, XL, 2X) Finished Bust Measurements 34.75 (37.25, 41.75, 45.25, 49.75) (53.75, 57.75, 61)” / 88.25 (94.5, 106, 115, 126.25) (136.5, 146.75, 155) cm
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Canadian Geese come down and spend their summers on the shore of Lake Superior where I live. Did you know that when geese are flying together, the group of them is called a “skein”? Each goose flies slightly above the one behind it when it’s a part of the group in the v-formation. The further back that a bird is in that v, the less wind resistance they have to push against to propel forward. The birds in the skein pull one another forward and up!

This knitting pattern has two options for sweater shapes including a swancho-style, feathered option plus an unfeathered, shallower-yoked version with a closer fit under the arms. Pick your preferred silhouette and swancho or not! Find your flock!

Yarn
The Wandering Flock Worsted (Superwashed Wool 215 yards/196.5 meters)

  • Main Color - Rose Gold 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) skeins.
  • Contrast Color 1 - Rust 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3) skeins.
  • Contrast Color 2 - Neon Pink 1 skein. OR
  • Approximately 817 (899, 988, 1087, 1196) (1316, 1448, 1592) yards / 331 (366, 405, 461, 507) (557, 602, 640) meters in Main Color.
  • Approximately 291 (320, 352, 387, 426) (469, 516, 568) yards / 266 (293, 322, 354, 390) (429, 472, 519) meters in Contrast Color 1.
  • Approximately 94 (103, 113, 124, 136) (150, 165, 182) yards / 86 (94, 103, 113, 124) (137, 151, 166) meters in Contrast Color 2. Yarn Estimates are given for Option 2, which includes more colorwork and a bit more yarn.

Gauge
18 stitches and 26 rounds= 4” / 10 cm in both Stockinette Stitch & Colorwork Pattern on larger needles.

Note: It’s common for knitters to knit more tightly in the round, over a small circumference like a sleeve than they do when knitting over larger fields of sts. If this is a concern for you, consider going up a needle size when you’re knitting the sleeves. It is also common for knitters to knit at a different gauge over a colorwork pattern than plain stockinette stitch. When you swatch, test both for the best results.

Suggested Needles*

  • US Size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm / length for the neckline AND 24 - 40” / 60-100 cm length (depending on the size you’ve chosen) for the hem ribbing.
  • US Size 7 / 4.5 mm 24 - 40” / 60-100 cm length (depending on the size you’ve chosen) for the sweater yoke and body. Double pointed needles of the same sizes suitable for small circumference knitting for the sleeves. Always choose the needle size that you need in order to obtain the pattern’s gauge.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L1) (L2, XL, 2X)

Finished Bust Measurements
34.75 (37.25, 41.75, 45.25, 49.75) (53.75, 57.75, 61)” / 88.25 (94.5, 106, 115, 126.25) (136.5, 146.75, 155) cm

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Highlighter Pen (optional - for highlighting your size’s instructions)
  • Highlighter Tape (optional - to keep your place in the pattern and on the charts)
  • Scrap Yarn (to use for Sunday Short Rows and for putting sleeves on holder)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Wool Wash and Blocking Mats

Techniques Used

  • Long Tail Cast On Method
  • Small Circumference Knitting in the Round
  • Stranded Colorwork
  • Make One Left Increase
  • Knitting in the Round on a Circular Needle
  • Increasing and Decreasing