Kachemak by Caitlin Hunter

Kachemak

Knitting
December 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork and stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1264 - 2619 yards (1156 - 2395 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10} Bust Measurement (finished circumference): 32.75 (36.5, 40, 43.75, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}" [83 (92.5, 101.5, 111, 122, 132) {142.5, 152.5, 162.5, 173} cm]
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The Kachemak sweater is a classic colorwork sweater knit seamlessly from the top down. Options are given for a turtleneck, mock turtleneck or crew neckline and the sleeve and body length are easily adjusted to fit a wide range of bodies and style preferences.

This design is a collaboration with Moondrake Yarn Co. using their beautiful Corriedale DK. This is a non-superwash Falkland Corriedale with lovely definition and a subtle halo. Rachelle is offering an amazing 20% discount on yarn kits AND free shipping for this pattern through December 31, 2021, please check them out here! Thank you, Rachelle for collaborating with me on this design- and Happy Birthday!!!

I want to give thanks to the wonderful test knitters who helped bring this design to life- they offered wonderful suggestions for making this pattern easy to follow and modify!

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Moondrake Co.
Corriedale DK (100% Non-Superwash Falkland Corriedale)
268 yds 245 m ‒ 100 g)

MC: Espresso (brown)
CC1: Toffee (gold)
CC2: Blue Sage

Needles:
Main: US 5 3.75 mm
Ribbing: US 3 3.25 mm

Notions: Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” 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: 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1-3” 2.5-8 cm of positive ease at the sleeve. See schematic on page 9 for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with 4” 10 cm of positive ease

Finished bust circumference: 32.75 (36.5, 40, 43.75, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}“ 83 (92.5, 101.5, 111, 122, 132) {142.5, 152.5, 162.5, 173} cm

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

MC: 954 (1070, 1163, 1280, 1396, 1512) {1629, 1745, 1861, 1977} yards
872 (978, 1063, 1170, 1276, 1382) {1489, 1595, 1701, 1807} meters
Skeins: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) {7, 7, 7, 8}

CC1: 254 (285, 309, 340, 371, 402) {433, 464, 495, 526} yards
232 (260, 282, 311, 339, 368) {396, 424, 452, 481} meters
Skeins: 1( 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2, 2}

CC2: 56 (63, 68, 75, 82, 89) {96, 102, 109, 116} yards
51 (58, 62, 69, 75, 81) {87, 94, 100, 106} meters
Skeins: One skein for all sizes.

Note- there is a slight variation in the chart from my sample to the finished pattern. The final version has 2 rounds of border sts (blue on my version) versus one round on mine. The test knitters knitted as is written in the final pattern, so please see their photos. Notes are included in the pattern to adjust to one round if you prefer. Thank you!!