Strodie by Kate Davies

Strodie

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1531 - 2406 yards (1400 - 2200 m)
96.5cm / 38in to 147.5cm / 58in

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Strodie

The use of contrasting welts lends this simple, stripey pullover an unusually sleek and elegant appearance. In Shetland dialect, a strodie is a lane between two walls, or a grassy strip, separating two areas of cultivated ground.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30%
Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball) in the following
shades:
A Birkin: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) x 25g balls
B Lochan: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) x 25g balls

Needles and notions
Gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body and yoke
Below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate length for working hem
Gauge-size needle(s) and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Above gauge-size needle (any size) for working i-cord bind off
Waste yarn
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the
round. Use 3.25mm / U.S. 3 needle as a starting point for
swatching.

Sizes
Finished bust circumference: 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm / 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in/ Pick the size above your actual bust measurement with the amount of ease required. Worn in the first size with 18cm / 7in positive ease

Pattern notes
This easy-fitting raglan pullover is worked bottom up and in the round, following a pattern of stockinette and welted stripes in a contrasting shade. Body and sleeves are worked separately, then joined together, before the yoke is shaped in the round following a sequence of raglan decreases that work around the welts. Garter stitch cuffs and i-cord edgings complete the garment. Length can be added to the garment by simply working more rounds on the body in step 2. Bear in mind that if you are adding more than 2.5cm / 1in to the garment, you will need more yarn than specified.