Funky Turtle by Teti Lutsak

Funky Turtle

Knitting
December 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)
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Funky Turtle is a playful colourblock pullover: a perfect beginner friendly and/or stash leftovers buster project.

It is a relaxed pullover, which is knitted seamlessly from the top down in the round. The turtle neck, hem and cuffs are worked in a modified half twisted ribbing. The rest of the garment is worked in stockinette stitch. The bottom of the round yoke is shaped with the short rows, which make the back of the yoke longer and give the garment an overall better fit, but they can be omitted if you do not feel comfortable with a new technique.

A simple stranded colourwork pattern highlights the transition between sections/colours. The body and sleeves are worked straight with increases before the hem ribbing on the body and decreases before the cuffs.

You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process in this podcast episode.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for eight sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) with a finished bust circumference of approx. 99 (107.5, 118, 126.5, 138) (145.5, 156, 164) cm // 39.5 (43, 47.25, 50.5, 54.75) (58, 62.25, 65.75) in incl. approx. 10 cm (4 in) of the recommended positive ease.

  • The sample is shown in size 3 on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with approx. 84-66-94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements. For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic.

Yarn

Highland DK by LITLG (100% untreated highland wool, 246 yds / 225 m — 100 g).

  • C1: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3) skeins of colourway Oast. Or approx. 357 (381, 406, 431, 480) (517, 554, 578) yds / 326 (348, 371, 394, 439) (473, 507, 529) m of DK weight yarn.
  • C2: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) skeins of colourway Camel. Or approx. 394 (431, 455, 504, 541) (578, 627, 652) yds / 360 (394, 416, 461, 495) (529, 573, 596) m of DK weight yarn.
  • C3: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) skeins of colourway Thistle. Or approx. 344 (369, 406, 431, 455) (492, 517, 541) yds / 315 (338, 371, 394, 416) (450, 473, 495) m of DK weight yarn.
  • C4: 1 skein of colourway Nut. Or approx. 49 (54, 62, 62, 66) (74, 74, 74) yds / 45 (49, 57, 57, 60) (68, 68, 68) m of DK weight yarn.

Or a total of approx. 1144 (1235, 1329, 1428, 1542) (1661, 1772, 1845) yds / 1046 (1129, 1215, 1306, 1410) (1520, 1621, 1688) m of any DK (worsted) weight yarn.

Needles and notions

  • 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles (for the ribbing);
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles (for everything else);
  • stitch holders or waste yarn;
  • at least 3 stitch markers;
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.

Gauge

  • 19 sts x 22 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) on 4 mm (US 6) needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking;
  • 26 sts x 32 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles in modified half twisted ribbing, after blocking (unstretched).

Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.