Sleeve island by Kate Davies Designs

Sleeve island

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1640 - 2078 yards (1500 - 1900 m)
to fit bust 30-60 in
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Sleeve island

Is it a striking side-to-side pullover, or one gargantuan colourwork sleeve? You decide

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30%
Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball) in the following
A Birkin: 7 (8, 9) x 25g balls
B Bruce: 7 (8, 9) x 25g balls
C Buckthorn: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball

Needles and notions
Gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working sleeves and body
Gauge-size needle(s) and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for cuffs
Below gauge-size circular needle of appropriate lengths for
working neck and hem edgings
4 stitch markers of 2 types: 2 x and 2 y
Tapestry needle
Ribbon or tape for covering the steek edges (optional)

28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round. Use 3.25mm / U.S. 3 needle as a starting point for swatching.

To fit bust measurements in the following ranges: 76-96.5 (101.5-122, 127-152.5) cm / 30-38 (40-48, 50-60) in
Select the range in which your bust size is represented. Worn in the first size on model with 38cm / 15in positive ease at the waist. We recommend wearing the garment with at least 25.5cm / 10in positive ease at the waist.

Pattern notes
This allover colourwork pullover has an unusual construction, and is knitted from side to side. Stitches are cast on for one cuff, then increased at a regular rate to form one dolman sleeve and shoulder. A steek bridge is cast on for the waist; another for the neck; and the body is worked across to the second shoulder. A second dolman sleeve is then knitted and shaped, decreasing at a regular rate to the cuff. The steek bridges are cut open, revealing the neck and body openings. A few rounds of garter stitch in a contrasting shade complete the edgings around the cuffs, hem, and neck. Length can be added (if desired) to sleeves or body by extending the contrasting hems.