Lobstah Sweater by Whitney Terrell

Lobstah Sweater

July 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 3800 yards (1372 - 3475 m)
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As a child my family came up the coast a few summers to vacation in Maine at a friends’ fish camp. Those summers are jewels in the crown of my childhood memories. Long days, clear water and visits with Darrel and Marie. We swam endlessly, visited Acadia and ate lobster on the porch of the of the camp. I was 13, and if I close my eyes I can be back there in a second.
The “Lobstah”Sweater is the physical embodiment of those summer memories, worked up as a gender neutral sweatshirt style sweater. The sweater is knit from the top down, with some short row shaping to raise the back of the neck for comfort. The colorwork chart is started after the short rows and continues to the underarm separation.
Once working the body and sleeves, a stripe pattern is introduced. This 6 row repeat makes knitting engaging as you wait for the next stripe to emerge. For the sleeves it allows for easy decreases tracking! Finish everything off with a simple rib and you will be ready for breezy walks in any seaside town.

This pattern is medium difficulty because of the yoke chart. The pattern develops slowly and is not repetitive making it a slightly more complicated knit. That said, the yoke goes by quickly. Use tacking sparingly in the yoke to control floats at your desired rate being sure to AVOID stacking a tack from one round to the next in the same column of stitches.

Suggested Needles and Notions:
Needle sides are suggestions. Use the sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
-US 4 or 2 sizes smaller than main needle
- US 6

Worked in stockinette in stripe pattern
20 STS and 31 Rows = 4” after light blocking
Be mindful of the row gauge especially in the yoke section so that you finish with a comfortable sweater.

With 4 -10” of suggested ease
Sample shown in size D with 6” of positive ease

Suggested Yarn and Yardage
Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia
100% Organic Merino, 382yds/ 100g

Color A- 3(3,4,4,5,5){6,6,7,7) skeins ( 117 Pearl)
Color B - 1(1,1,1,1,1){2,2,2,2) skein (135 Ruby)
Color C - 2 (2,2,2,2,3){3,4,4,4) skeins (115 Indigo)