Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman

Jay Sweater

Knitting
June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with largest needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
815 - 2175 yards (745 - 1989 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

PATTERN NOTES
Named after forest-dwelling jays, this slightly cropped sweater subtly nods to the patterning on their plumage. From scrub jays to blue jays, I’ve always admired the confidence and curiosity of these beautiful birds. Perfect for those curious knitters seeking to boost their colorwork confidence, this straight-forward pullover would be a great first yoked sweater.

Jay is worked seamlessly in the round from the top-down. The body and sleeves are separated at the armhole. The neckline and sleeve cuffs are worked in the contrast color. When working in the yoke pattern, you may wish to place stitch markers between each repeat to help you stay on track.

SIZES
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 33½ (37½, 41, 45¼, 50, 54¼, 57¾, 61¼, 65½)”
Length: 19½ (20, 20½, 21¼, 21¾, 22¼, 23, 23¼, 23½)”
Shown in Small size with approx. 3½” positive ease.

MATERIALS
Fibra Natura Kingston Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mixed fiber; 50g/194 yds)
• 110 Beryl (MC) – 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 10) skeins
• 102 Calcite (CC) – 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Needles: Needle A - US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” & 24” circular and set of dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
Needle B - US Size 6 (4 mm) 16” & 24” circular and set of dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
Needle C - US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” & 24” circular
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holder or waste yarn

GAUGE
23 sts x 30 rnds = 4” in St st using Ndl B
23 sts x 27 rnds = 4” in Yoke patt using Ndl A
Save time check your gauge.