Lowther by Lotta H Löthgren

Lowther

Knitting
September 2020
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1312 - 2952 yards (1200 - 2699 m)
76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
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You can now purchase the Lowther pattern as part of a kit in our online store. The kits includes 4-9 hanks of Cumbria Fingering or 5-8 hanks of Cumbria and the pattern PDF. Learn more here.

Lowther


Lowther is a versatile cardigan for all genders, designed by Lotta H Löthgren in either weight of Cumbria: worsted or fingering. It is knitted seamlessly from the top-down with short-row set-in sleeves and an elegant twisted stitch detail used on the shoulders, sleeves, back and front edges..

SIZES
The given sizes are called Sizes 1-9 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 (86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162) cm (30-32 (34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64) in) Models are wearing a Size 3.

EASE
Designed with 2 - 12 cm (1 - 3 in) of positive ease at chest circumference.

MEASUREMENTS
Lowther Fingering
Chest Circumference (at underarm): 86 (95: 104: 114: 125: 140: 150: 160: 170) cm (34 (37.5: 41: 45: 49.25: 55: 59: 63: 67) in)
Length (from shoulder at neck edge): 58 (61.5: 62.5: 65: 65: 68: 69.5: 70.5: 71) cm (23 (24.25: 24.5: 25.5: 25.5: 26.75: 27.25: 27.75: 28) in)
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 46 (47: 48: 48: 50: 52: 52: 53: 53) cm (18 (18.5: 19: 19: 19.75: 20.5: 20.5: 21: 21) in)

Lowther Worsted
Chest Circumference (at underarm): 86 (95: 104: 114: 125: 140: 150: 160: 170) cm (34 (37.5: 41: 45: 49.25: 55: 59: 63: 67) in)
Length (from shoulder at neck edge): 59.5 (61.5: 61.5: 64: 64: 66.5: 67.5: 69.5: 70) cm (23.5 (24.25: 24.25: 25: 25: 26: 26.5: 27.5: 27.5) in)
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 46 (47: 48: 48: 50: 52: 52: 53: 53) cm (18 (18.5: 19: 19: 19.75: 20.5: 20.5: 21: 21) in)

YARN
Lowther Fingering - The Fibre Co. Cumbria fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 300 m (328 yd) per 100g hank) in shade – Isel 4 5: 5: 6: 6: 7: 8: 8: 9 hanks. Our yardage given includes enough to knit an 8” x 8” tension swatch.

Lowther Worsted - The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 218 m (238 yd) per 100g hank) in shade – Blencathra 5 5: 5: 6: 6: 7: 7: 8: 8 hanks. Our yardage given includes enough to knit an 8” x 8” tension swatch.

You can purchase Cumbria and Cumbria Fingering from select local yarn shops around the world and directly from The Fibre Co.’s online shop. Follow this link for a list of stockists.

NEEDLES
Lowther Fingering - 1 pair 3mm (US 2.5) needles
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
1 pair 3.5mm (US 4) needles (or size to obtain gauge)
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)

Lowther Worsted - 1 pair 3.5mm (US 4) needles
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
1 pair 4.5mm (US 7) needles (or size to obtain gauge)
4.5mm (US 7) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)

EXTRAS
5 x 2 cm (0.75 in) buttons
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Stitch markers (removable)
Darning needle

TENSION
Lowther Fingering - 25 sts and 31 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 3.5mm (US 4) needles.

Lowther Worsted - 19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 4.5mm (US 7) needles.