Forage Sweater by Knitting Expat Designs

Forage Sweater

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
782 - 2204 yards (715 - 2015 m)
10 sizes from 30" to 64" finished chest circumference
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The Forage sweater is a Top Down Raglan pullover with a colourwork pattern incorporated into the raglan shaping at the top. It has some optional short row shaping before the hem starts to create a hi-lo bottom edge to the sweater and has an overall slightly cropped look (this can be customised to be more or less cropped).

This sweater is a great beginner colourwork project for someone who wants to expand their sweater knitting skills! You can use anywhere from 1 - 5 contrast colours for the colourwork portion of the sweater and this is a great way to use up some left over DK weight yarn from other projects or even some fingering weight held double.

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What You Will Need:

Yarn – 350-1000gm of DK weight yarn (211m/231yrds per 100gm) - Sample shown knit out of Lavender Lune Yarn Co in their DK (80/10/10% Superwash Merino / Cashmere / Nylon) in the Cecil’s Armchair (Main Colour - MC), and Feelin Leafy, Raw Honey & Acorn Dust (Contrast Colours - CC).

EXACT YARDAGE AMOUNTS SHOWN IN THE SIZING CHART IN THE LAST PHOTO ON THE LEFT

The sample pullover is modelled in the 44” size with about 4” of positive ease.

Needles – 3.5mm (US4), 4mm (US6) and 4.5mm (US7), 32 inch (80cm) or 40 inch (100m) circulars for body and longer cables (32 inch/80cm or longer) for magic loop on the sleeves or DPN’s in the two smaller needle sizes.

Gauge – 22 sts and 32 rounds in 4 inches / 10 cm, worked in stockinette stitch with 4mm (US6) needles, Colourwork Gauge is 22 sts and 24 rounds in 4 inches on 4.5mm (US7) needles.

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Beginning of Round Marker,
  • Short Row Marker,
  • Tapestry Needle,
  • Scrap Yarn/Stitch Holders,

Sizes – The pattern includes 10 adult sizes ranging from 30 inches up to 64 inches. The sweater is intended to be worn with about 0-4 inches of positive ease so pick a size based on your preference; sizes shown are finished garment sizes.

Please note that sizes 30 and 33 will only have three of the chevron repeats in the yoke of the sweater and the size 37 will have 4, all other sizes will have 5 as shown in the pattern photos. (please see the project photos from other knitters to see how the smaller sizes knit up) This is because the smaller sizes do not have enough space in the yoke for a full 5 repeats of the chart pattern.

SIZING AND YARDAGE AMOUNTS ARE SHOWN IN THE SIZING CHART & SCHEMATIC IN THE LAST 2 PHOTOS ON THE LEFT