The Simpler Sinister Sweater by Marna Gilligan

The Simpler Sinister Sweater

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
284 - 1974 yards (260 - 1805 m)
Sixteen sizes - from baby to adult
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The Simpler Sinister Sweater is a lovely straightforward knit – a short but effective colourwork section creates a yoke edged with sinsterly glowering cats. It’s designed as a relaxed knit for a cosy winter sweater.

This sweater is worked in DK-weight yarn. The pattern includes guidance for adapting it to both steeked and flat-knit cardigans.

GAUGE

20 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm/ 4”

YARN

This sweater is designed to work with a variety of DK weight yarns.

COLOUR CHOICES

A large contrast between the cats and the background will give a bold, dramatic effect, but more subtle colour choices can also be effective.

A varigated or speckled yarn can make a fantastic background to the cats.

• The grey and yellow version pictured was knit in Triskellion Scylfing DK, in Ember’s End (MC) and Heaven’s Gem (CC).
• The smaller, green and nearly black sweater was knit in Unbelievawool Nylon Merino in Dark Grey (MC) and Emerald (CC). • The two-tone pink cardigan is in Belle Epoque (MC) and Smitten (CC), by The Wool Barn
• The peach speckle and grey version is knitted in Skein Queen’s Abbey Ruins (MC) and Flamingo Lagoon (CC).

SIZES

Seven child sizes, from a 44cm/ 17.5” chest to a 72cm/ 29” chest
Nine adult sizes, from an 80cm / 32” chest to a160cm / 64” chest

YARN REQUIREMENTS

CHILD SIZES

Size. chest size - MC (metres/yards) - CC (meters/yards)

  1. 44cm / 17.5” - 175m / 190yds - 85m / 90yds
  2. 48cm / 19” - 200m / 220yds - 90m / 100yds
  3. 52cm / 21” - 255m / 280yds - 95m / 100yds
  4. 56cm / 22.5” - 320m / 350yds - 110m / 120yds
  5. 60cm / 24” - 380m / 420yds - 120m / 130yds
  6. 64cm / 25.5” - 450m / 490yds - 150m / 160yds
  7. 72cm / 29” - 560m / 610yds - 165m / 180yds

ADULT SIZES

Size. chest size - MC (metres/yards) - CC (meters/yards)

  1. 80cm / 32” - 780m / 850yds - 240m / 260yds
  2. 90cm / 36” - 850m / 930yds - 280m / 310yds
  3. 100cm / 40” - 885m / 970yds - 320m / 350yds
  4. 110cm / 44” - 950m / 1,040yds - 385m / 420yds
  5. 120cm / 48” - 995m / 1,090yds - 405m / 440yds
  6. 130cm / 52” - 1,050m / 1,150yds - 500m / 550yds
  7. 140cm / 56” - 1,075m / 1,180yds - 525m / 570yds
  8. 150cm / 60” - 1,120m / 1,230yds - 615m / 670yds
  9. 160cm / 64” - 1,130m / 1,240yds - 675m / 740yds

TOOLS

40cm (16 inch) and 80cm (32 inch) long circular needles, and your preferred small-circumference needles in your gauge size (or sizes if you need a different size for colourwork).

40cm (16 inch) and 80cm (32 inch) long circular needles, and your preferred small-circumference needles one size smaller than your gauge size for plain stocking stitch.

Stitchmarkers. Additional locking (bulb) stitchmarkers are useful for keeping track of increase and decrease rounds.

Tapestry needle

Crochet hook for provisional cast on

Scrap yarn for the provisional cast on and to hold the sleeve stitches.