Stowe Away by Rose Beck

Stowe Away

Knitting
October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 1900 yards (686 - 1737 m)
32 (34.75, 37.25, 40, 42.75, 45.25, 48, 50.75, 53.25, 56, 59.5, 62.25)”/ 80 (86.5, 93.5, 100, 106.5, 113.5, 120, 126.5, 133.5, 140, 149, 155.5)cm finished bust circumference.
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“A year in Vermont, according to an old saw, is ‘nine months of winter followed by three months of very poor sledding’.”
-Bill Bryson

This pattern can be found in issue five of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Stowe Away, named for the popular ski town of Stowe, Vermont, is worked top-down with short row shaping under the yoke of lacy leaves to make a slightly longer back. The fit is straight and boxy, designed to be worn with positive ease. Vermont in the fall is breathtaking with leaves changing from green to brilliant yellows, reds, and oranges everywhere you look. It may be nature’s way of apologizing for the six months of freezing temperatures to follow. Cozy up in this sweater with its warm, rustic wool, locally grown and spun, to keep you warm all winter long.

Sizes: 32 (34.75, 37.25, 40, 42.75, 45.25, 48, 50.75, 53.25, 56, 59.5, 62.25)”/ 80 (86.5, 93.5, 100, 106.5, 113.5, 120, 126.5, 133.5, 140, 149, 155.5)cm finished bust circumference. To be worn with 2-4”/ 5-10cm of positive ease.

Needles: US 8/ 5.0mm or size to obtain gauge in various lengths, including 16”/ 40cm circular for yoke and sleeves, 32-40”/ 80-100cm circular for body, additional lengths as desired, and DPNs; US 7/ 4.5mm or 1 size smaller than gauge needle in 16”/ 40cm circular and DPNs; sizes 59.5”/ 149cm and 62.25”/ 155.5cm also need a US 6/ 4.0mm or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle, in 16”/ 40cm circular.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Yarn: worsted weight: 750 (850, 950, 1000, 1150, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900) yards/ 686 (777, 869, 914, 1051, 1189, 1280, 1371, 1463, 1554, 1646, 1737) meters.

Notions: scrap yarn or extra interchangeable cords for holding sleeve sts, 5 different stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (40% Fine Western Wool, 30% Medium Wool, 30% Fine Mohair; 140 yards/57g) in Blizzard. Shown in Size 37.25”/ 93.5cm.

Schematics:

A. Bust/waist circumference: 32 (34.75, 37.25, 40, 42.75, 45.25, 48, 50.75, 53.25, 56, 59.5, 62.25)”/ 80 (86.5, 93.5, 100, 106.5, 113.5, 120, 126.5, 133.5, 140, 149, 155.5)cm.
B. Front length from underarm to hem: 13.5”/ 34.5cm.
C. Neck width: 6.25 (6.25, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 10.75, 11.25, 11.25)”/ 15.5 (15.5, 18, 20, 20, 22, 24.5, 24.5, 26.5, 26.5, 29, 29)cm.
D. Yoke depth: 7.5 (8, 8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5)”/ 19 (20.5, 21.5, 22, 23.5, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29, 30.5, 32)cm.
E. Sleeve length: 16 (17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21)”/ 41 (43.5, 46, 46, 48.5, 48.5, 51, 51, 53.5, 53.5, 53.5, 53.5)cm.
F. Upper arm circumference: 11 (12, 13, 13.75, 15.5, 16.5, 17.25, 18.25, 19, 20, 21.25, 22.25)”/ 28 (30, 32, 34.5, 39, 41, 43.5, 45.5, 48, 50, 53.5, 55.5)cm.
G. Wrist circumference: 9 (9, 9.25, 9.75, 10.75, 11, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5)”/ 22 (22, 23.5, 24.5, 26.5, 28, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31)cm.

Errata: Work Short Rows 3 & 4: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) more times. (previously, the “3 & 4” were omitted.