Smookie by Kate Davies Designs


September 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
Finished bust circumference: 133 (155, 177) cm / 52½ (61, 70) in
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This smookie (an old Scots word for a woollen pullover or smock) combines structural twisted stitches with an oversized shape that’s easy to wear.

KDD & Co Ooskit (100% British wool; 220m/240yds per 100g skein)
Domra: 5 (7, 8) skeins
Check sizing table for garment dimensions. If you wish to add length to body or sleeves, you may need an extra skein of yarn.

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body, yoke, and neckline
Spare gauge-size needle for working the three needle bind off
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Stitch markers of two types, x and y
Waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle

22 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette (in the round and back and forth) using gauge-size needle. Use 4mm needle as a starting point for swatching.
The panels measure approximately 85% of their stitch equivalent in stockinette.
If your gauge has a tendency to draw in over small circumferences, you may need to go up a needle size for sleeves.

Finished bust circumference: 133 (155, 177) cm / 52½ (61, 70) in
Select a size above your actual bust measurement with 30.5-50cm / 12-20in positive ease
The finished measurements of the garment are calculated taking the proportionate difference of the panels into account.

Shown in the first size with 50cm / 20in positive ease

Pattern notes
This comfortable oversized pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, with twisted stitch panels centred over the front and back. The body is shaped to accommodate the modified dropped sleeve construction and, after dividing for the underarms, the front and back are worked separately back and forth. The back scye is worked longer than the front (to raise the fit around the neck and shoulders) and the shoulder slopes are shaped with a series of short rows which are worked back and forth in stockinette. After the shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off, stitches are picked up around the armscyes to work each sleeve from the top down. A few rounds of rib around the neckline completes the pullover. The panel charts are worked in the round from right to left, from the hem to the underarms and then back and forth, reading right side rows from right to left and wrong side rows from left to right through the upper body .