The Owen Sweater by Jill Zielinski

The Owen Sweater

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st and in stranded St st, blocked, using larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
978 - 1964 yards (894 - 1796 m)
• Child's 6 (8, 9, 12) • Women's Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X • Men's Small (Medium, Large XL)
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Originally designed to celebrate my youngest turning five, it soon became clear that this sweater needed to become a part of my wardrobe too! The Owen Sweater is a four color, stranded yoke design with contrasting hem and cuffs. Knit in Plucky Knitter Beauregard, this unisex pattern is worked seamlessly from the top-down, and offers sizing options from child through adult.

SIZES:
Children’s
6 (8, 10, 12); to fit chest circumference 24–26 (26–28, 27.5–29.5, 29–31)“ / 61–66 (66–71, 70– 75, 73.5–78.5) cm
Women’s
X-Small (small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large); to fit bust circumference 27–29 (31–33, 35–37, 39–41, 43–45, 47–49, 51–53)” / 68.5–73.5 (78.5–84, 89–94, 99–104, 109– 114.5, 119.5–124.5, 129.5–134.5) cm
Men’s
Small (medium, large, X-large); to fit chest circumference 33–35 (37–39, 41–43, 45–47)“ / 84– 89 (94–99, 104–109, 114.5–119.5) cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Suggested ease: 3–5” / 7.5–12.5 cm of positive ease.
Children’s
• Approx 29.25 (31.25, 32.75, 34.25)“ / 74.5 (79.5, 83, 87) cm full-chest circumference
• Approx 15.25 (17.25, 18.75, 19.75)” / 38.5 (44, 47.5, 50) cm full-back length
Women’s
• Approx 32 (36.25, 40, 44.25, 48, 52.25, 56)” / 81.5 (92, 101.5, 112.5, 122, 132.5, 142) cm full-chest circumference • Approx 25.25 (25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27.25)“ / 64 (65.5, 66, 66.5, 67.5, 68, 69) cm full-back length
Men’s
• Approx 38 (42.25, 46, 50.25)” / 96.5 (107.5, 117, 127.5) cm full-chest circumference • Approx 29.25 (29.75, 29.75, 30.25)” / 74.5 (75.5, 75.5, 77) cm full-back length

YARN:
DK weight yarn in the following yardages…
Children’s Sizes
• CC1: Approx 279 (298, 313, 324) yds / 255 (273, 286, 296) m
• CC2: Approx 48 (51, 54, 56) yds / 44 (47, 49, 51) m
• CC3: Approx 51 (55, 58, 60) yds / 47 (50, 53, 55) m
• CC4: Approx 600 (740, 778, 807) yds / 549 (677, 712, 738) m
Women’s Sizes
• CC1: Approx 200 (240, 280, 300, 330, 360, 390) yds / 182 (218, 255, 273, 300, 327, 355) m
• CC2: Approx 56 (59, 66, 73, 79, 86, 92) yds / 51 (54, 60, 67, 72, 79, 84) m
• CC3: Approx 60 (63, 70, 77, 84, 92, 99) yds / 55 (58, 64, 71, 77, 84, 91) m
• CC4: Approx 807 (854, 900, 1044, 1139, 1234, 1329) yds / 738 (781, 823, 955, 1042, 1128, 1215) m
Men’s Sizes
• CC1: Approx 300 (330, 360, 385) yds / 273 (300, 327, 350) m
• CC2: Approx 77 (83, 90, 92) yds / 70 (76, 82, 84) m
• CC3: Approx 82 (88, 96, 99) yds / 75 (80, 88, 91) m
• CC4: Approx 1100 (1186, 1290, 1329) yds / 1006 (1085, 1180, 1215) m

Child’s sample shown is size 6, and featured in:
Plucky Knitter Beauregard (60% yak, 40% cashmere; 300 yd / 274 m per 100 g); Poppycock (CC1) 1 skein, Wax Poetic (CC2) 1 skein, Feather Duster (CC3) 1 skein, Wanderlust (CC4) 2 skeins.

Women’s sample shown is size medium, (5” of positive ease) and featured in: Plucky Knitter Beauregard (60% yak, 40% cashmere; 300 yd / 274 m per 100 g); Essie (CC1) 1 skein, Dreamy (CC2) 1 skein, Grumpy Goat (CC3) 1 skein, Sketch (CC4) 4 skeins.

GAUGE
Note: Stranded St st gauge varies from knitter to knitter. It’s recommended that you work a gauge swatch in both plain and stranded St st; you may need to adjust the needle size used for stranded St st in order to achieve the stated gauge.
• 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st and in stranded St st, blocked, using larger needle

NEEDLES
• Gauge Needle: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles and DPNs—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles and DPNs—or one size smaller than gauge needle

TOOLS
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, and tapestry needle

NOTES
• Piece is knit in the round from the top down.
• Yoke is worked to the underarms, with short-row shaping to shape the lower back Yoke, then Body and Sleeves are divided. • Sleeves are placed on hold while the Body is worked in the round to the bottom edge, then Sleeves are worked in the round to the cuff.
• Charts are worked in St st (knit every round).
• For short rows, Sample shown uses Japanese short row in the round.