Finsbury Park Sweater by Jane Howorth

Finsbury Park Sweater

February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1192 - 1723 yards (1090 - 1576 m)
: 37½ (39½, 41½, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51) in/95 (100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130) cm
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Pattern now in English, French and German. French and German patterns have been translated by professional translators.

A relaxed sweater for wearing whenever, wherever.

I designed this sweater for my husband, and now I rarely see him in anything else at the weekends… I think that means he likes it, but I asked him why he’s wearing it so much. He told me it was smart, but not too smart, it fitted well and it was super comfortable. Sounds like we’re both happy.

These are the key features that make this sweater work:
The deep textured panel adds visual interest and draws attention to the upper body.
The sleeves are shaped for a comfortable and neat finish.
The neckline is slightly loose to make sure the sweater isn’t constraining.
The sweater is seamed to give structure and a great fit at the shoulder and armhole.

Heavy worsted or aran weight yarn can be used.

All measurements are given in imperial and in metric.

The instructions are fully written out, and there is an additional chart for the textured stitch.

My testers think this pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter. You need to be able to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, pick up stitches for the neckband and sew a seam.

Actual Chest Measurements: 37½ (39½, 41½, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51) in/95 (100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130) cm. This sweater is designed to fit with 2 – 4in/5 – 10cm positive ease, choose a size that is 2 – 4in/5 – 10cm larger than the wearer’s chest measurement.

Yarn Used: 1192 (1247, 1280, 1411, 1444, 1575, 1630, 1723) yds/1090 (1140, 1170, 1290, 1320, 1440, 1490, 1575) mts heavy worsted or aran weight yarn.

Needles: US 7/4.5 mm straight, US 8/5 mm straight.

Other Tools and Supplies: Yarn/Tapestry needle, two stitch holders.

Gauge/Tension: 16 sts x 24 rows measures 4 in x 4 in/10 cm x 10 cm in Stocking Stitch on US 8/5 mm needles.

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A junior version of this sweater; Gillespie Sweater is also available