Swinside by Becky Baker

Swinside

by Becky Baker
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1200 - 1800 yards (1097 - 1646 m)
to Fit a Chest Circ of: 76-81 (86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152) cm (30-32 (34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60) in).
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You can now purchase the Swinside pattern as part of a kit in our online store. The kit includes 6-9 hanks of Canopy Fingering and the pattern PDF. Learn more here.

Swinside


Swinside is a boxy pullover with drop-stitch garter panels at the hem and sleeves. It is knitted top-down using a clever, modular construction and Japanese short rows. The pattern gives you two yarn options: Canopy Fingering for a sweater with elegance and drape and Cumbria Fingering for an everyday sweater to keep you cosy on cool Spring days.

SIZES
The given sizes are called Sizes 1-8 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 (86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152) cm (30-32 (34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60) in). Model wears a Size 3.

EASE
Designed with 77 - 80 cm (30.25 - 31.5 in) of positive ease at bust circumference.

MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference (at underarm): 160 (168.5: 177: 187: 198: 208.5: 217: 227.5])cm (63 (66.25: 69.75: 73.5: 78: 82: 85.5: 89.5) in)
Length (at shoulder): 54 (56: 58: 60: 62: 64: 66: 68) cm (21.25 (22: 22.75: 23.75: 24.5: 25: 26: 26.75) in)
Body Length (from hem to underarm): 27 (29: 31: 33: 35: 37: 39: 41) cm (10.5 (11.5: 12.25: 13: 13.75: 14.5: 15.25: 16) in)
Sleeve Circumference (at underarm): 28 (30: 32: 33: 35: 36: 38: 40) cm (11 (12: 12.5: 13: 13.5: 14: 15: 16) in)
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 20 (20: 20: 20: 20: 20: 20: 20.5) cm (7.75 (7.75: 7.75: 7.75: 7.75: 7.75: 7.75: 8) in)

YARN
Swinside can be knitted in either The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering or Cumbria Fingering.

The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 20% bamboo, 183 m (200 yd) per 50 g hank) shown in shade Quetzal – 6 (6: 6: 7: 8: 8: 9: 9) hanks. We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.

The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair, 300m (328yds) per 100 g hank) – 4 (4: 4: 5: 5: 5: 6: 6) hanks.

NEEDLES
Canopy Fingering:
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle for working a smaller circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
3.5mm (US 4) 80cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle for working a smaller circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
2.75mm (US 2) 80cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)

Cumbria Fingering:
3.75mm (US 5) circular needle for working a smaller circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
3.75mm (US 5) 80cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle for working a smaller circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
3mm (US 2.5) 80cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)

EXTRAS
Locking stitch markers
Darning needle
Waste yarn or stitch holders

TENSION
Canopy Fingering:
19 sts and 29 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 3.5mm (US 4) needles.
19 sts and 39 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over dropped garter stitch after blocking using 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

Cumbria Fingering:
19 sts and 29 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 3.75mm (US 5) needles.
19 sts and 39 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over dropped garter stitch after blocking using 3mm (US 2.5) needles.


Foundations SS20: Taking inspiration from the botanical world, Foundations SS20 is a collection of knitting patterns to celebrate Spring. In this collection, you will find breezy silhouettes, delicate textures and lots of drape. And because this is a Foundations collection, knitters of all skill levels will find something new to learn.