Hamiltonian by Kathryn Folkerth


October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1200 - 2145 yards (1097 - 1961 m)
XS (S, M)(L, XL)
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Hamiltonian is the perfect grown-up sweatshirt substitute inspired by my days lounging around my hometown in over-sized sweatshirts.

Choose your own adventure with this one - both written and charted instructions are included for either working in the round or for knitting flat and seaming. Knit it up (or switch it up) as your preference dictates.

Finished Sizes:

XS (S, M)(L, XL)

With finished chest circumferences of

42 (49, 56)(63, 70)”
107 (124.5, 142)(160, 178) cm

Hamiltonian is meant to be worn with 10+” / 25.5+ cm of positive ease

The sample shown is shown in a size XS on a 34” bust.

Yarn Requirements:

Approximately 1200 (1450, 1740)(2000, 2145) yards / 1100 (1325, 1591)(1829, 1961) meters aran weight wool.

Sample shown in West Yorkshire Spinners, Fleece Blue Faced Leicester Aran (100% Blue Faced Leicester & 182 yards / 166 meters per 100g) Colorway: Light Brown

Needles and Notions: US size 9 / 5.5 mm 32” / 81 cm circular needles, plus an extra needle of the same size for 3-needle bind off

1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn or holder.

Techniques used: Increasing, decreasing, cabling, short rows, picking up stitches.

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