Heather’s Charm by Woolen Tales

Heather’s Charm

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
766 - 1531 yards (700 - 1400 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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It was when I was a little girl, looking at some pictures in a book called “Landscapes of the World”, that I was hooked on the Scottish Highlands. At first glance it might seem like a rugged, wild land, battered by wind and weather. But when Heather casts its charm and covers the hills, they glow with indescribable beauty and loveliness, dressed in all the autumnal ornament of their flowering heather.

Heather’s Charm is a circular yoke that is worked seamlessly from the top down. The neck in garter st is worked first, after that, several series of short rows are used for a comfortable and beautifully shaped finish.
The yoke is shaped with increases that are evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the upper body and followed by some raglan increases.
Sleeves are then placed on hold and the body is worked toward the hem. The sleeve stitches are then placed on the needles again and worked in the round toward the cuffs. The lower edge of the body and the sleeves are finished in garter st.
The top is a relaxed fit and as it is knitted top-down lengths are easily adaptable.
Beginner-friendly as you only work with 2 colors at a time.
Please note that the stranded pattern is charted only.
Please, read carefully the whole pattern before you start knitting. Please, read the whole pattern carefully before you start knitting. As the pattern gives detailed calculations for all sizes, I recommend that you highlight all numbers related to your size in order to have an easy overview of the pattern.

Long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve versions are currently being tested.
Once the test is done they will be added to the pattern and the notification will be sent to all buyers.

Size: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 82 (90, 97, 104, 111, 118, 127, 137) cm / 32 ¼ (35 ½, 38 ¼, 41, 43 ¼, 46 ½, 50, 54)’’. The top is designed to be worn with approximately 5 cm / 2’’ of positive ease.

Yarn: Sample is knitted in Pegulhal by Retrosaria Rosa Pomar (100% Portuguese wool) 50 gr - 220 m
Sample shown in:
Main color - shade 05 - 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
Contrast color - shade 01 - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein

Needles: 3 mm / US 2½ circular needle 24”/60 cm or 32”/80 cm and 3,5 mm / US 4 circular needle 24”/60 cm or 32”/80 cm

Notions: 5 stitch marker (1 different for BOR) • waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches • tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

Gauge: 23 sts and 34 rows - 10x10 cm in stockinette with 3,5 mm needles, washed and blocked.
23 sts and 34 rows - 10x10 cm in colorwork with 3,5 mm needles, washed and blocked.