Stagecoach by Caitlin Hunter

Stagecoach

Knitting
February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and color work
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1039 - 2100 yards (950 - 1920 m)
Bust Circumference (finished measurement):  37.75 (41.5, 45.25, 49, 52.75) {57.5, 62.25, 66, 70.5}” 
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The Ghost Town Collection
Stagecoach is the fourth of 6 patterns designed for a collection created in collaboration with The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Inspired by the harsh beauty of ghost towns of the American West, this collab is really meaningful for us. I am really proud of what we created and so happy to be able to share it with you.

The other patterns in the collection include
Engle
Rayado
Galisteo

The rest of the Ghost Town collection will be released slowly over the next three months so please stay tuned. A huge thank you to Candice and her Farmer’s Daughter team for this super special collaboration! All photos were taken by Candice English.

You can find yarn kits curated by Candice for all of the patterns in this collection at the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers!

Stagecoach is a circular yoke sweater knit top-down using 4 colors. This design is relaxed and a fun way to play with colors! Stagecoach is designed to have a comfortable, oversized fit that is slightly cropped with bracelet length sleeves. Body and sleeve length are easily adjustable!

Make sure to swatch before beginning this pattern- meeting gauge is critical for knitting a sweater that fits as intended.

MATERIALS
Yarn

The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Pishkun DK
100% Montana and Wyoming Rambouillet
255 yards 233 m /100g

C1: Gary Cooper (green)
C2: Buffalo Gal (dusty pink)
C3: Horse Belly (cream)
C4: Pretty Shield (darker reddish pink)

Needles
Note that needle size given is only a suggestion, you will need to swatch to determine the size you need to achieve gauge. Some testers had to go up to a size 10 US needle to meet gauge. It all depends on your personal knitting style.
Ribbing: US 4/3.5mm
Main: US 6 /4.0mm

Gauge
17 sts 28 rounds over 4” 10 cm in stockinette and colorwork on main needles
19 sts and 30 rounds over 4” 10 cm in ribbing on ribbing needles

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9}
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 7-10” 18-25 cm of positive ease at the bust and 4-6” 10-15 cm of positive ease at the upper arm. Schematic is included for full fit details.

Bust Circumference (finished measurement): 
37.75 (41.5, 45.25, 49, 52.75) {57.5, 62.25, 66, 70.5}” 
96 (105.5, 115, 124.5, 134) {146, 158, 167.5, 179} cm

Sleeve circumference at upper arm (finished measurement): 
14.5 (15, 16, 17, 18.5) {20.75, 22.25, 23.5, 23.5}” 
37 (38, 40.5, 43, 47) {52.5, 56.5, 59.5, 59.5} cm

Yardage: 
Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.

C1: 623 (692, 755, 816, 879, 962) {1038, 1107, 1175} yards
570 (633, 690, 746, 804, 880) {949, 1012, 1074} m

C2: 97 (107, 117, 126, 136, 149) {161, 172, 181} yards
89 (98, 107, 115, 124, 136) {147, 157, 166} m

C3: 182 (202, 220, 239, 256, 281) {303, 323, 343} yards
166 (185, 201, 219, 234, 257) {277, 295, 314} m

C4: 137 (152, 165, 180, 193, 211) {228, 243, 258} yards
125 (139, 151, 165, 176, 193) {208, 222, 236} m