Plover by Jacqueline Cieslak

Plover

Knitting
May 2020
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Half brioche stitch, after wet blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1080 - 2610 yards (988 - 2387 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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This pattern was originally published in Making No. 9 / SIMPLE in May 2020. The updated pattern available for download here includes directions/yardage requirements for cropped and full length versions and a slight adjustment on the yoke depth in the larger sizes. All photos are from the magazine, taken by Ashley Yousling and Carrie Bostick Hoge. The second model is Brandi Cheyenne Harper.

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DESCRIPTION

PLOVER is a featherweight cardigan with clean lines and quiet texture. It is named for the birds whose cheery presence kept us company during the memorable photoshoot on Popham beach. Knit in a rustic single ply at a loose gauge, this versatile sweater is just the thing for cool mornings on the coast or chilly evenings around a campfire. The pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down, allowing you to try it on as you go to ensure the perfect fit.

Plover has a sister pullover pattern, Osprey, which was published in September 2020. View it on Ravelry here.

This pattern is designed to work in anything from fingering to dk/worsted weight yarn. I’ve written up a blog post with sample swatches and some notes about how to substitute yarns at different weights. Read it here!

 
 
SIZING

All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 60” full bust circumference.

To get a sense of how this sweater might fit you, check out the test-knitting round-up on my blog here.

To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your chest and choose the size that fits with 6-14” of ease. If you are between sizes, you can size up or down depending on whether you want more or less ease in the bicep.

Size123456789
Inches404448525660646872
CM101.5112122132142152.5162.5172.5183

 
In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 6 with 10” of positive ease at the bust, and Brandi is wearing a size 4 with 12” of positive ease at the bust.
 
 
GAUGE, NEEDLES, NOTIONS

Gauge: 16 sts and 34 rows over 4”/10cm in half brioche stitch after blocking

Recommended needles:
Main needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32”/80 cm circular needle

Notions: stitch markers, locking stitch marker, stitch holders or scrap yarn, darning needle, 4-5 19mm buttons
 
 
YARN

This sweater is designed for a fingering weight wool/wool blend. I knit my sample in The Farmers Daughter Fibers Soka’pii (50g / 248 yd / 227 m), a 100% Montana Rambouillet single ply wool with a slubby texture and super soft hand.

CROPPED:
Size123456789
Skeins445556788
Yards8759251000110012251375155017501975
Meters800850925100011251250142516001800

 

FULL LENGTH:
Size123456789
Skeins5566778910
Yards107511501250137515501725195022002475
Meters100010501150125014251575177520002250

 

Other suitable yarns:

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Holst Garn Supersoft
Custom Woolen Mills Spinner
Cloudborn Merino Singles

$$
Malabrigo Mechita
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering
Brooklyn Tweed Loft

$$$
La Bien Aimée Mondim
Ritual Dyes Maven

SHARING

See pictures of other Plover Cardigans and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #PloverPullover. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too!

Thank you Kristina McGrath for her work as tech editor on this pattern.