Strathendrick by Kate Davies Designs


January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2289 - 2725 yards (2093 - 2492 m)
64 - 76 ins (oversized fit)
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The landscape which surrounds my home provided perfect inspiration for something I’ve long wanted to design - a statement allover sweater in which vintage colourwork combines with a contemporary look and shape.

Finished bust circumference: 164 (174, 184, 194) cm / 64 (68, 72, 76) in
Sweater should be worn with 51-81cm / 20-32in positive ease
Shown in the first size with 81cm / 32in positive ease at bust

28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colour work pattern and stockinette in the round using gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved with 3.25mm / US 3 needle

Yarn - Colourwork Version
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A: Hirst; 9 (10, 10, 11) x 25g balls
B: Ardlui; 2 (2, 2, 2) x 25g balls
C: Lochan; 5 (5, 6, 6) x 25g balls
D: Garth; 3 (3, 3, 3) x 25g balls
E: Campion; 2 (2, 2, 2) x 25g balls
F: Stockiemuir; 1 (1, 1, 1) x 25g balls

Yarn - Two-Colour Version
A: Ardlui;15 (16, 17, 18) x 25g balls
B: Horseback Brown; 3 (4, 5, 5) x 25g balls

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate length for working body. Below gauge-size circular needle of appropriate length for working neckband.
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences. 6 stitch markers. Waste yarn for provisional cast on and reinforcing steeks. Optional: ribbon or bias tape for finishing steek edges

Pattern notes
The sweater is cast on provisionally and worked in the round to just below the underarms, where sleeve shaping is worked outward. Armscye steeks are added, followed by another steek to create the neckline shaping, and the sweater body is worked up to the shoulders, whose stitches are then grafted. After cutting the armscye steeks, sleeves are worked from the top down, and ribbing worked around the neckline after cutting the final steek. The sweater is finished by adding ribbing for front and back hems separately. Where only one number is given this applies to all sizes.

Special techniques
(explained in pattern, or via linked tutorials)
Steeks; two-colour grafting; keeping pattern correct; working shaping in pattern; provisional cast on.