Ochre Moss by Andrea Mowry

Ochre Moss

Knitting
April 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stitch pattern in the round using the Main Fabric needle and taken after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
950 - 2025 yards (869 - 1852 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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DETAILS
I wanted a cozy, high-necked raglan pullover that was equally welcome paired over a dress or with a t-shirt and jeans. Ochre Moss is knit seamlessly from the bottom up using a relaxing colorwork pattern that is given depth with a mix of knits and purls. This sweater is worked from the bottom up, beginning with the sleeves, which are put on hold until the body is worked up to the underarm and then everything is joined together in the yoke.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)”
86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127)(137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm
Intended to be worn with 2-4”/5-10 cm positive ease. To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number.
Sample shown in size 2 with 4”/10 cm positive ease on a 5’5” woman.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.
DK Weight - 100% Targhee Wool in 2 colors
MC - 207 (226, 253, 278, 310)(328, 382, 415, 451) g
494 (540, 604, 663, 740)(784, 913, 990, 1078) yds
451 (494, 552, 606, 677)(717, 835, 905, 986) m

CC - 191 (219, 223, 256, 286)(318, 353, 383, 417) g
456 (523, 532, 612, 683)(758, 843, 914, 995) yds
417 (478, 487, 559, 625)(693, 771, 835, 910) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose a DK weight yarn that is woolly in all the best ways! This 3 ply yarn is a dyed in the wool Targhee tweed with beautiful flecks of color. It is warm and bouncy and perfect for color work and stitch definition.

Jill Draper Makes Stuff - Kingston 100% Targhee Wool (113 g/270 yds)
MC - 2 (2, 3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins in Front St (grey)
CC - 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins in Broadway (yellow)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 7/4.5 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Sleeve: US 8/5 mm - preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
Ribbing: US 5/3.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32-40”/80-100 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs.

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (4), tapestry needle, locking stitch markers to hold underarm stitches, stitch holders or waste yarn to hold sleeves

GAUGE
18 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needles.
Measured over main fabric stitch pattern in the round after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Long tail cast on
Knitting
Purling
Working in the round
Stranded colorwork
Increasing
Decreasing
Reading charts (The colorwork of this sweater is charted only.)
Kitchener stitch
Whip stitch

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!