Nantucket Sweater by Plucky Knitter Design

Nantucket Sweater

March 2021
Lace ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
810 - 1620 yards (741 - 1481 m)
34 (37, 40, 44, 46) (50, 53, 59, 63)
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The Nantucket sweater is lighter than a whisper and perfect for those times when you need a feather-light topper. The open, gauzy fabric created with your favorite Plucky lace, knits up quickly and the results are stunning! This sweater is perfect for the adventurous beginner who is looking to expand their skills. The Nantucket is knit top down using the contiguous method for a fabulous fit.

Approx 34 (37, 40, 44, 46) (50, 53, 59, 63) / 86 (94, 102, 112, 118) (126, 136, 150, 160) cm full-bust circumference
Suggested ease: 2.5-4” / 6-10 cm Sample(s) shown with 3” / 8 cm ease.

Lace weight yarn in the following yardages:
Approx 270 (310, 310, 350, 385) (420, 460, 500, 540) yds / 245 (280, 280, 315, 350)(385, 420, 455, 490) m of lace weight yarn of every color.

Sample featured in:
3 skeins of Plucky Knitter Spiffy Lace (63% cashmere, 37% silk; 765 yds / 700 m per x 105 g) in Blush It Off (CC1), In a Jif (CC2), Sea Glass (CC3).

Another recommended Plucky Knitter base:
Plume Lace

18 sts and x 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.

Needle listed is suggested. Always take time to swatch.
Gauge Needle: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles—or size necessary to obtain gauge
Smaller Needle: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 29” / 74 cm circular needle
Note: The sweater is worked flat and in rounds - your gauge may change when knitting in rounds; adjust needle size, if necessary to keep gauge consistent.

Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down and uses the contiguous set in sleeves method developed by Susie Myers.
Knitting starts with the cast-on of the stitches for the back, the shoulders and some first stitches of the front. You will increase before and after the shoulder stitches on every row until you reach the final cross-back width.
From that point increases are done to shape the sleeve caps, at the same time the neck shaping is done by adding stitches to the fronts.
When all shaping is complete, the sleeve stitches are placed on hold, to work the body first top down to the hem.
Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in the round top down to the cuffs.
Neck finishing is worked last.