Suffragette by Susan Crawford

Suffragette

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in colour work pattern knitted flat
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2430 - 5220 yards (2222 - 4773 m)
32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46; 48-50; 52-54; 56-58 inch chest
Flag of English English

This pattern is one of 27 patterns from The Vintage Shetland Project and is not available as a single pattern. I do not intend to release the patterns individually

Yarn
Heavyweight version
Susan Crawford Excelana 4 ply, 100% British wool (159m/174yds per 50g skein)
7 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins Alabaster - yarn A
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins Ruby Red - yarn B
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Cornflower Blue - yarn C
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Powdered Egg - yarn D

OR

Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight, 100% Shetland wool (115m/1125yds per 25g ball)
10 (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21) balls shade 1A - yarn A
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls shade 9113 - yarn B
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls shade 142 - yarn C
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls shade 121 - yarn D

Lightweight version
Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply, 100% British wool (124m/135yds per 25g skein)
9 (11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19) skeins Chalk - yarn A
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Baked Cherry - yarn B
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Dolly Blue - yarn C
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Jonquil - yarn D

Gauge
Main Body Heavyweight Version
30 sts & 37 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Body and Sleeve pattern knitted flat and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

Main Body Lightweight Version
30 sts & 37 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Body and Sleeve pattern knitted flat and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.

Welt Heavyweight Version
33 sts & 38 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Welt pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

Welt Lightweight Version
33 sts & 38 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Welt pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.

Suggested Needles & Notions
Heavyweight Version
1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles or 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.75mm (US 2) DPNs
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 100cm in length

Lightweight Version
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles or 3.25mm (US 3) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 3.25mm (US 3) DPNs
3.25mm (US 3) circular needle - 100cm in length

Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders

Pattern Notes
The main body of this jumper is knitted in one piece commencing at the lower back with a provisional cast on. At the shoulders the work is separated and the two front sections knitted independently from the top down. The garment uses a combination of Fair Isle and Intarsia. Once the main body is complete the sleeves are picked up and knitted downwards - these are also knitted flat. The next step involves picking up stitches around the lower sections of the body and knitting the deep welt in the round using Fair Isle technique. This is repeated for the cuffs.A choice of yarn weights is provided so the knitter can opt to knit either a heavier or lighter weight version of the garment. Charts plus written instructions are provided for each size. The sample shown in the photographs is the heavyweight version, in the third size worn with 15cm (6in) of positive ease. It is suggested you choose a size with between 4-10cm (1.5-4in) of positive ease at the chest.

To find out more about The Vintage Shetland Project please visit my website