Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter


June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork (in the round)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 2100 yards (1143 - 1920 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) finished bust circ. 36.5 (39.75, 42.75, 45.75, 48.75, 55, 58)"
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Guthrie is a round yoked sweater knit seamlessly from the top down with an all-over colorwork design and 3/4 length sleeves. The bottom and sleeve hems feature a simple cable ribbing pattern. Instructions are given for cropped or full body length versions, and the sleeves can also be knitted to a longer length if desired.

This design is named for iconic folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie, one of my favorite artists. The rustic nature of the yarn and the mix of patterns in this design remind me of American folk art and inspired me to name this sweater for the king of American folk music.

You will need 2 colors of DK or sport weight yarn for this pattern. The gold sample is knit in Julie Asselin Leizu DK and Spincycle Dyed in the Wool, which is a sport weight, thick and thin yarn. As long as your gauge matches that given, you can use the weight or combined weights of your choice. The gold version is knit to the cropped specifications, and the navy version is knit to the standard length with long sleeves.

Julie Asselin Leizu DK
90% Superwash Merino, 10% Silk
260 yards 234 meters / 115 g

Spincycle Dyed in the Wool
100% Superwash American Wool
200 yards 183 meters / 54 g

Gold Sample Uses:
C1: Julie Asselin Leizu DK in Ale (gold)
C2: Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in Rusted Rainbow (multicolor variegated)

Navy Sample Uses:
C1: Julie Asselin Leizu DK in Midnight Oil (navy)
C2: Julie Asselin Leizu DK in Birch (pale grey)

Yardage given is for a cropped version with 3/4 length sleeves.
MC: 750 (830, 900, 960, 1060, 1200, 1260) yards
686 (759, 823, 878, 969.5, 1097.5, 1152) m
C1: 500 (550, 600, 640, 700, 800, 840) yards
457.5 (503, 549, 585.5, 640, 731.5, 768) m

21 sts and 28 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork on larger needles after blocking

Needle size given is suggested. You should swatch the colorwork pattern with the larger needle to determine the size you will require and then use a needle 1-2 sizes smaller for the ribbing.
Ribbing: US 2/ 2.75 mm
Main Needle: US 4/ 3.5 mm

Other Notions:
Darning needle, stitch markers, scissors, scrap yarn or stitch holders