Lawrenson sweater by Lily Kate France

Lawrenson sweater

Knitting
April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
741 - 1615 yards (678 - 1477 m)
to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) [48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62]
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Who doesn’t love puff sleeves? The Lawrenson sweater gives a nod towards vintage styles with voluminous elbow length sleeves, contrasting with a simple and minimal fitted sweater. Fun to knit and wear.

yarn: Aran weight yarn, 680 (776; 839; 943; 1026) 1156; 1255; 1381; 1483 metres / 741 (845; 913; 1027; 1117) 1258; 1366; 1503; 1615 yards. Shown here in The Fibre Company Terra, a blend of 40% baby alpaca, 40% Merino wool, 20% silk. If using this yarn, you will need 4 (5; 5; 6; 6) 7; 7; 8; 9 skeins.

needles and notions: 5mm needles: 24 inch / 60cm circular needle for body, plus either DPNs or long circular needle (for magic loop) for sleeves and neckband. You will also need scrap yarn for holding stitches, lockable stitch markers (with one marker different to the rest to denote the beginning of round), and a tapestry needle.

gauge: 18 sts / 24 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm in stocking stitch on 5mm needles, blocked.

Sizing: 1 (2: 3: 4: 5) 6: 7: 8: 9 detailed below, designed to be worn with 1-3 inches / 2.5 – 7.5 cm negative ease. Sample shown is a size 2 worn on a 34” bust with around 3 inches of negative ease.

To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) 48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62 inches / 71-76 (81-86; 91-97; 102-107; 112-117) 122-127; 132-137; 142-147; 152-157 cm.

Finished bust circumference: 27.5 (31; 34.75; 39; 42.75) 47; 50.75; 55; 58.75 inches / 70 (79; 88; 99.5; 108.5) 119.5; 128.5; 140; 149 cm.

The Lawrenson Sweater is #sizeinclusive to a bust of 62”(with the intended negative ease). It is knitted seamlessly from the top down, with short row set in sleeves.

Yarns used by test knitters:
Canard Mohair Bouclé Mix
Red Heart Soft Aran
Stylecraft Special Aran
Malabrigo Rios
Debbie Bliss Aran
DROPS Paris
James C Brett Aztec Aran
Juniper Farm Moonshine
Sirdar Snuggly Supersoft Rainbow Drops Aran

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