February 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette back and forth and in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1444 - 2406 yards (1320 - 2200 m)
98.5 (105.5, 113, 124.5, 132, 142, 152.5) cm / 38¾ (41½, 44½, 49, 52, 56, 60) in
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A comfortable outdoor gansey, with cable panels and hood. You’ll also receive the pattern for the sleeveless version with this purchase

Colourway 1 Kate Davies Designs Schiehallion (100% British wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
Faded Overalls: 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20) x 50g skeins
Colourway 2 Kate Davies Designs Ooskit (100% British wool; 220m / 240yds per 100g skein)
Domra: 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) x 100g skeins

Check sizing table for garment dimensions. Yarn quantities are calculated for a hoody knitted to the lengths specified in the pattern. Adding length will use more yarn.

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Cable needle
Dpn (dpn for working i-cord)
Spare circular needles, needle cords or waste yarn for holding sts
Tapestry needle

22 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round using gauge-size needle. If your gauge tends to tighten when working small circumferences, you may need to go up a needle size for sleeves. Use 4mm needle as a starting point for swatching.

Finished chest circumference 98.5 (105.5, 113, 124.5, 132, 142, 152.5) cm / 38¾ (41½, 44½, 49, 52, 56, 60) in

Select the size above your actual chest measurement with the amount of ease preferred.
Shown in the first size in colourway 1 and the second size in colourway 2

Pattern notes
This hoody is knitted from the bottom up with 4 cabled panels worked over the front and back. Beginning with 2x2 rib between the panels, the body is worked in the round to the underarms, then divided. The upper back is worked separately, and shoulder and neck stitches are set aside. The front is then worked to match the back length, with front neck stitches set aside and each side shaped separately. After the two shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off, stitches are picked up around each armscye, and sleeves are worked top down and in the round. Finally, a hood is worked by picking up stitches from the back and neck shaping, with the addition of two small cable panels across each front edge. The top of the hood is shaped and closed with a three needle bind off and the hood opening is completed with a neat i-cord bind off.

Kindly modelled by Michael Hartley