Spectator by Francesca Hughes

Spectator

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
684 - 1312 yards (625 - 1200 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
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Spectator is a boxy, top down, in the round, raglan cropped jumper with long sleeves. Using three colours and two different types of yarns creates a beautiful texture and drape of the fabric. The clever wobbly stripes are super simple, created with knits and purls using one yarn at a time, it’s a complexity illusion. The bold colour blocks give the jumper a sportswear look. Sportswear comes from the term Activewear, without the action. The spectator is the perfect garm for layering and performing any activity from knitting to ice-skating – that bit is up to you.

Designed in Kettle Yarn Co. Northiam DK, a non superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool sourced from British suplliers who abide by the Animal Welfare Act 2006. It supports British farming and aims to make the wool industry sustainable for future generations.

Bust (Actual finished size of garment)
87 (99.5, 112, 121, 134, 142, 146.5) cm / 34 (39, 44, 47 ½, 52 ½, 56, 57 ½)”
– to be worn with 5 – 10cm / 2 – 4” positive ease.

Neck width (before neck band)
28.5 (28.5, 31, 33, 35.5, 37, 37.5) cm / 11 (11, 12 ¼, 13, 14, 14 ½, 14 ¾)”
Armhole depth
18 (20.5, 22.5, 22.5, 23, 23, 23) cm / 7 (8, 8 ¾, 8 ¾, 9, 9, 9)”
Hem to Armhole length
18 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5, 25.5, 28) cm / 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) This can easily be lengthened, however make sure to purchase enough yarn.
Back neck to hem length
35.5 (40.5, 45, 45, 48.5, 48.5, 51) cm / 14 (16, 17 ¾, 17 ¾, 19, 19, 20)”
Upper Arm Circ
28.5 (30,5, 33, 37, 41, 45.5, 45.5) cm / 11 (12, 13, 14 ½, 16 ¼, 18, 18)”
Wrist Circ
17.5 (19 ¾, 19 ¾, 22, 23, 24, 24) cm / 7 (7 ¾, 7 ¾, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 9 ½)”
Sleeve length
43 (45.5, 48.5, 48.5, 48.5, 48.5, 48.5) cm / 17 (18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19)”

Gauge: 19 sts & 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” over pattern on 4 mm needles after blocking.
Note on blocking: I tend to stretch my swatch / knits out to get a more accurate wearing gauge.

Needles
4mm / US 2 circular needles (32” / 80cm) and DPN or circulars for your preferred method of working in the round.
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needles (32” / 80cm)

Notions: Darning needle, stitch holders, stitch markers – 4 colour A, 4 colour B

Notes
This pullover is knit from the top down in the round. Raglan sleeve shaping is created. Sleeve stitches are then put on hold whilst the body is worked in the round. Sleeves are then worked in the round. Neckband is picked up and knit in the round last.
When measuring your lengths (sleeve/body) refer to how your gauge swatch has blocked, otherwise your final measurements may be too short/long.

Yarn
Yarn A
Kettle Yarn Co Northiam (DK; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester) 50g / 127y/117m
Shade: Black Thorn 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins
Or 255 (280, 310, 370, 420, 470, 530) m / 280 (310, 340, 400, 460, 515, 580) yds of DK yarn
Yarn B
Kettle Yarn Co Northiam (DK; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester) 50g / 127y/117m
Shade: Thistle 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
Or 220 (240, 260, 290, 320, 360, 400) m / 240 (265, 290, 320, 350, 400, 440) yds of DK yarn
Yarn C
Kettle Yarn Co Baskerville (DK; Exmoor Blueface / Gotland / Silk) 100g / 255y/233m
Shade: Dawn; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins
Or 150 (165, 180, 200, 220, 250, 270) m / 165 (180, 200, 220, 240, 265, 300) yds of DK yarn