Halibut by Caitlin Hunter

Halibut

Knitting
November 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork and stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1212 - 2368 yards (1108 - 2165 m)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10} Finished bust circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) [62, 66, 70, 74]" {96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) [157.5, 167.5, 178, 188] cm}
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This sweater is a part of my Halibut pattern collection- including the Halibut Cowl and Halibut Hat. You can get the entire bundle of patterns at a discounted price- only $12 for all 3 patterns, no code needed. If you’ve already purchased one or more of the patterns Ravelry should automatically apply the discount, but please check before you finish your transaction as discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

Alternatively, any of the patterns in the Halibut collection can be purchased for 20% off using code FISHFUN, valid through 12/25/21. Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

The Halibut sweater is a traditional circular yoke style featuring bold, graphic halibut motifs. Knit seamlessly from the top down, you have options for a turtleneck, mock turtleneck (pictured) or crew neck. This pattern is unisex and size inclusive and notes are included in the pattern on how to adjust the sleeve and body length for a perfect fit.

The sample shown is knit in Kelbourne Woolens Scout, a rustic, lofty DK weight. Sample pictured is a size 2 worn on a 36” bust for 6” of positive ease.

This sweater was inspired by my new hometown of Homer, Alaska- known as the halibut capital of the world. This area is the traditional homeland of the Dena’ina, Sugpiaq, Yup’ik people, and halibut and the other sea life here have been an integral part of survival and culture for thousands of years.

Thank you to the wonderful test knitters, my tech editor Meaghan, the fabulous Betsy and my friends at Starlight Knitting for helping make this pattern possible!

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool)
274 yds 250 m ‒ 100 g) or other DK weight yarn.

MC: Charcoal Heather
CC: Grey Heather

Needles:
Main: US 6 4 mm
Ribbing: US 5 3.75 mm

Notions: Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches 10 cm in colorwork and stockinette on main gauge needles.

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring. You may find that you need to change needle sizes when knitting colorwork to maintain the required gauge.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 6-10” 15.5-25.5 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1-2” 2.5-5 cm of positive ease at the sleeve. See schematic on page 7 for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 2 on a 36” 91.5 cm body with 6” {15.5 cm] of positive ease

Finished bust circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) 62, 66, 70, 74“ {96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) 157.5, 167.5, 178, 188 cm}

Yardage:
 Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.

MC: 987 (1096, 1206, 1316, 1414, 1513) {1622, 1732, 1831, 1929} yards
902 (1002, 1102, 1203, 1293, 1383) {1483, 1583, 1673, 1764} meters
Skeins: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) {6, 7, 7, 8}

CC: 225 (249, 274, 299, 322, 344) {369, 394, 416, 439} yards
205 (228, 251, 274, 293, 314) {337, 360, 381, 401} meters
Skeins: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2, 2}