Sarkle

Knitting
October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
960 - 2400 yards (878 - 2195 m)
Finished bust circumference: 86.5 (91.5, 98, 101.5, 106.5, 112) [117, 124, 133.5, 140.5, 147.5, 155] cm / 34 (36, 38½, 40, 42, 44) [46, 48¾, 52½, 55¼, 58, 61]in
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Sarkle
A cosy pullover, with an elegant pattern of twisted stitches worked around the yoke. In old Scots, a sarkle is a circular fence or boundary

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Ooskit (100% British Wool; 240 yards / 220m per 100g skein)
Riach or Horkel: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 x 100g skeins

Check sizing table for garment dimensions. Yarn quantities are calculated for a sweater of regular length. Knitting the cropped length will use between 0.5 and 1 skein less.

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body, yoke, and neckline
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Stitch markers
Waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round using gauge-size needle. If your gauge tends to tighten when working small circumferences, you may need to go up a needle size for sleeves. Use 4mm needle as a starting point for swatching.

Sizes
Finished bust circumference: 86.5 (91.5, 98, 101.5, 106.5, 112) 117, 124, 133.5, 140.5, 147.5, 155 cm / 34 (36, 38½, 40, 42, 44) 46, 48¾, 52½, 55¼, 58, 61in

Select the size above your actual bust measurement with the amount of ease required. Shown in the second and fifth sizes (in shades Riach and Horkel respectively)

Pattern notes
This circular yoke pullover is knitted in the round, from the bottom up, all in one piece. The body is completed first, followed by the sleeves, before they are joined together and the yoke is worked from a chart, which is read from right to left throughout.

This pattern is one of a small collection featuring motifs adapted from Norah Gaughan’s wonderful Twisted Stitch Sourcebook.