Pick and Mix Sweater by Joanne Scrace

Pick and Mix Sweater

March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in main stitch pattern
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
2 years to Adult 5X
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Pick and Mix Sweater is part of the Pick and Mix ebook: a collection of patterns to make your own.

Using this book, you can create your own completely unique design
by pairing your choice of sweater, cardigan or hat with your choice
of four colourwork patterns and your choice of four main stitch
patterns. They all work beautifully together without the need for
any extra maths. We’ve even included the maths and pattern writing assumptions so you can have a go at designing your own stitch patterns if you’d like to.
Each stitch pattern is written and charted, and we have included lots of advice throughout the book to help you create the perfect item even if it is your first garment. Although the colourwork looks complicated, each pattern uses only one colour at a time (no stranding) and we’ve added some tips on how to avoid getting into a tangle. There’s also the chance to make a patch pocket or a hat to get practice with the colourwork pattern before you dive in.
We want this book to be for everybody and every body. The patterns are suitable for age 2 upwards, are all unisex and offer inclusive sizing and fitting options. We’ve used a common weight of yarn that is widely available at all price points, so whether you live for indie hand dyed or want to pick up your yarn at the discount supermarket, this book will work well for you.

XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest/bust up to (approx size range, base your decision on the
finished measurements: 80(90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160)cm/32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)in
Finished chest/bust: 85,(93, 102, 112, 126, 137, 145, 155, 166)cm/33.5,(36.5, 40, 44, 49.5, 54, 57, 61, 65.5)in
Finished upper arm circumference: 29(32, 33, 36, 39, 44, 48, 52, 55)cm/11.5(12.5, 13, 14, 15.5, 17.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5)in
Finished length:
58(59, 61, 62, 63.5, 65, 66, 67, 68)cm/23(23.5, 24, 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27)in

2y(4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
Note: These are the average ages the sweater is designed to fit in years.
Children vary greatly in size so, if possible, measure the recipient and alter the length as needed. Children larger than age 10 will fit an adult XS or S, perhaps with length adjustments to the body and sleeves.

To fit chest/bust up to approx: 55(60, 65, 70, 75)cm/21(23, 25, 27, 29)in
Finished chest/bust: 57(60, 67, 70, 76)cm/22.5(23.5, 26.5, 27.5, 30)in
Finished upper arm circumference: 23(24, 25, 27, 27)cm/9(9.5, 10, 10.5, 10.5)in
Finished length: 25(28, 30, 36, 41)cm/10(11, 12, 14, 16)in

Pattern is designed to be worn with a positive ease. Choose a size larger than your bust/chest measurement.

10(11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21) 50g skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in MC
1(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) 50g skein of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in each

3(4, 5, 6, 7) 50g skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75%
superwashmerino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in MC
1 50g skein of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash
merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in each CC

3.5mm (US E/4)hook
4.5mm (US 7) hook
2 removable stitch markers
Yarn requirements are a guide and given for the basic pattern as
written, pattern adjustments, slight differences in stitch patterns or
tension differences may alter the amount of yarn required.

Tension should be taken over your chosen Main Stitch Pattern.

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into sts from previous rows, working in the round, missing stitches, increasing, decreasing.

Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the neck band. Neck band is worked sideways first, yoke is picked up from neck band.
The yoke is increased (mostly in pattern) to the underarm.
Body is split from the sleeves. Body is worked in the round, turning each round. Sleeves are worked directly onto the body.
Hem and cuffs are worked perpendicular to the sweater and slip
stitched as you work.