Nutkin by Clare Mountain
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Nutkin

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1025 - 1482 yards (937 - 1355 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 5 of Laine Magazine.

Nutkin is a relaxed, slightly A-line sweater that is knitted flat from the bottom up and later seamed together. It features triangular side panels with slipped stitches which create a slightly rounded shape to the bottom of the sweater. Small, charming details on ribbings add interest to this go-to garment.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 4 inches (10 cm) of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 36 (38, 39.75, 42.5, 44.5, 45.75) inches / 90 (94.5, 99.5, 106, 111, 114.5) cm.
Hem circumference: 38 (39.75, 41.75, 44.5, 45.75, 47.75) inches / 94.5 (99.5, 104.5, 111, 114.5, 119) cm.
Cuff circumference: 8.25 (8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25) inches / 20.5 (20.5, 21, 22, 22, 23) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 12.5 (13, 13.75, 14, 15, 15.75) inches / 31 (32.5, 34.5, 35, 37.5, 39) cm.
Total sleeve length: 23.75 (24, 24.25, 24.5, 24.75, 24.75) inches / 59.5 (60, 60.5, 61.5, 62, 62) cm.
Underarm to cuff length: 15 (15, 15, 15.25, 15.25, 15.25) inches / 38 (38, 38, 38.5, 38.5, 38.5) cm.
Armhole depth: 7.75 (8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75) inches / 19.5 (20.5, 21, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5) cm.
Sweater length from nape to hem: 23.5 (24, 24.5, 24.75, 24.75, 24.75) inches / 58.5 (60, 60.5, 61.5, 62, 62) cm.
Shoulder point to point width: 13 (13.5, 14, 14.75, 15, 15.25) inches / 32.5 (33.5, 35, 36.5, 37.5, 38.5) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Islington DK by Kettle Yarn Co. (55 % Bluefaced Leicester, 45% silk, 232 yds / 212 m ‒ 100 g), colourway Squirrelly. Or 1025 (1111, 1201, 1301, 1390, 1482) yds / 937 (1016, 1098, 1190, 1271, 1355) m of DK weight yarn.

If you wish to make a yarn substitution, good drape is more important than stitch definition.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles, US 2.5 (3 mm) circular 24” (60 cm) needles, US 2.5 (3 mm) straight needles.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn.

GAUGE
24.5 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

ERRATA
Please note that in this pattern SL2 is worked the following way: Slip 2 stitches purlwise, with yarn in back on RS and yarn in front on WS, unless otherwise stated.