Sturgill Sweater by Caitlin Hunter

Sturgill Sweater

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork and stockinette (after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) finished bust circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50.25, 54, 58.25, 62.5)” [96.5 (106.5, 117, 127.5, 137, 148, 159) cm]
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Sturgill is now available! The cowl is available as a separate download HERE (free when you buy the sweater pattern, no code needed).

Sturgill is a top-down yoke sweater knit seamlessly in the round with an optional matching cowl for a removable turtleneck. I personally love turtlenecks, but find them too warm most of the time, so rarely wear them although I love the way they look. This design solves that “problem” by featuring a removeable matching cowl that can be worn as needed, or left off entirely.

The cowl pattern is available in a separate PDF (find it HERE)- you can get the pattern free with the purchase of the sweater (no code needed), or you may purchase the cowl separately if sweaters just aren’t your thing! ;)

This design features short row shaping at the back neck, stranded colorwork and bobbles. Please note that there are several rounds that require 3 colors of yarn to be worked at once. I try to limit the number of these rounds, so just know that there won’t be too many of them and the 3 color effect will be worth those challenging rounds! I love adding little challenges into my patterns while still keeping the design approachable for adventurous beginners.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Primrose Marquess (MCN DK)
80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon
225 yards 206 m/100g

C1: Silent Film (black variegated)
C2: Paranormal (teal variegated)
C3: Atomic Blonde (white with pink/multi speckles)
C4: Dr. Strangelove (beige with speckles)

Needles (suggested sizes):
Ribbing: US 4 3.5 mm
Main: US 6 4.0 mm

Gauge:
21 sts and 26 rounds over 4” 10 cm after blocking with main needle in both colorwork and stockinette

Swatch both colorwork and stockinette as you may need to change needle sizes to maintain an even gauge. You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Notions:
stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle

Yardage:
C1: 858 (967, 1061, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1540) yards 785 (884, 970, 1097, 1189, 1280, 1408) m
C2: 121 (136, 150, 169, 183, 198, 218) yards 111 (124.5, 137, 155, 167, 181, 199) m
C3: 66 (75, 82, 92, 100, 108, 120) yards 60.5 (69, 75, 84, 91.5, 99, 110) m
C4: 55 (62, 68, 77, 82, 90, 99) yards 50, 57, 62, 70.5, 75, 82, 90.5) m

Sizes:
This sweater is designed to be worn with 8-10” 20.5-25.5 cm of positive ease. Measurements given below are for the finished measurements after blocking. See size chart on page x for complete fit details.

Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” 91.5 cm bust, worn with 10” 25.5 cm of positive ease.

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
Finished circumference at bust:
38 (42, 46, 50.25, 54, 58.25, 62.5)”
96.5 (106.5, 117, 127.5, 137, 148, 159) cm
Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
12.5 (13.5, 14, 15.25, 16.5, 19, 20.25)”
32 (34.5, 35.5, 38.5, 42, 48.5, 51.5) cm