Laddow by Wool + Bricks


September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in on larger needles in stockinette worked in the round, washed.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1181 - 2111 yards (1080 - 1930 m)
76cm, {86cm, 96cm, 106cm}, {117cm, 127cm, 137cm} // 30.25", {34.25", 38.25", 42.25"}, {46.75", 50.75", 54.75"}
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A tribute to the landscape and weather of England’s Peak District, Laddow is a yoked sweater worked in the round from the top down, featuring stranded colourwork. Inspired by techniques from Bohus Stickning, the yoke is worked with a combination of knits and purls to blend the colours into a hazy moorland vista.

The shallow yoke will suit most body shapes, while gentle side shaping discretely hugs your curves for a flattering fit.

The cast-on and bind-off have been carefully chosen for their properties, so give them a go if you haven’t tried them before and pick up a new skill! (There is a Wool + Bricks group on Ravelry for questions, support, and hand-holding if you need it!)

Worked in a traditional jumperweight yarn, this sweater brings joy to cooling weather and darkening evenings, while the blended colourwork is a forgiving canvas for experimenting with your own seasonal palette.

Instructions are given for approximate chest circumferences:
76cm, {86cm, 96cm, 106cm}, {117cm, 127cm, 137cm} // 30.25”, {34.25”, 38.25”, 42.25”}, {46.75”, 50.75”, 54.75”}

Laddow is designed to fit with slight negative ease (- 5cm // 2”), so choose a size slightly smaller than your bust circumference. Please note that the sleeves are truly close-fitting, so check the schematic carefully to ensure you have enough ease in the arms and make adjustments accordingly. The Wool + Bricks group is a great place to ask any questions you might have about this.

A full schematic is provided (see image on left of screen).

Skills required
Long-tail cast-on (links provided to additional resources)
Basic stitches (knit, purl)
Increasing (kfl, m1R, m1L)
Decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
Short rows (links provided to additional resources)
Outline stitch bind-off (links provided to additional resources)

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