Sisymbrium by The Crimson Stitchery


June 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
995 - 2483 yards (910 - 2270 m)
9 sizes, finished sweater chest measures between 85.5-167.5cm/33¾ - 66" (to be worn with 5-8cm/2-6” positive ease)
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Knit this breezy textured yoke, perfect for chilly spring days. Sisymbrium is a drapey sweater that fits loosely with positive-ease. It uses a reflective 4-ply/fingering weight mohair/BFL blend yarn knit at a loose gauge. Plus, bobbles. What’s not to love?


  • Top-down yoke sweater, knitted in the round
  • Loose, cropped fit with positive ease
  • Simple textures, bobbles and open crossed-stitch yoke

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9 sizes available. Choose a size 5-8cm/2-6” larger than your full chest circumference.

Finished sweater full chest circumference: 85.5 (99, 108.5, 118, 129.5) (137, 146.5, 160, 167.5)cm / 33¾ (39, 42¾, 46½, 51) (54, 57¾, 63, 66)“

The pattern includes a schematic diagram and a detailed measurements chart.

The pattern sample features a worsted-spun 4-ply/fingering weight yarn which is knit at a very loose tension to create a drapey fabric.

Swatch carefully if substituting yarns; choosing a heavier-weight yarn at this gauge will produce a much more robust fabric.

Black Isle Yarns Killen Sock 4-ply 2020 Clip (80% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% Mohair; 400m/437yd per 100g)
3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) hanks in shade Rust or Denim

Approx 910 (1010, 1100, 1360, 1515) (1665, 1865, 2015, 2270)m/1000 (1105, 1215, 1490, 1660) (1825, 2040, 2205, 2485)yd 4-ply/fingering weight yarn.

21 stitches and 30 rows = 10cm/4” in Stocking Stitch in the round

Gauge achieved using size 4.5mm / US7 needles.

Block your swatch before measuring, as the fibres will bloom and the yarn may shrink.

Gauge-size needles: 4.5mm/US7
• 60-100cm/24-40” circular needle for knitting in the round
• DPNs or preferred needle for knitting small
Below-gauge-size needles: 4mm/US6
• 60-100cm/24-40” circular needle for knitting in the round
• DPNS or preferred needle for knitting small

This pattern has been test-knitted and professionally tech-edited

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