Upstream by Kate Davies Designs


June 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
780 - 1420 yards (713 - 1298 m)
32-52 in
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Graphic waves adorn the yoke of this seamlessly-knit bottom-up pullover, following a surprisingly straightforward slipped-stitch pattern. Depicted in these images is Jane Hunter, the “bold beginner knitter” for whom Kate designed this collection.

The complete Bold Beginner Knits collection is now available to preorder from the KDD shop

Kate Davies Designs Àrd-Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40%
Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein)
A Firemore 10 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins
B Vatersay 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
C Camusdarach 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) (60-80cm) for working body
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred length and type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Longer gauge-size needle (100cm) for joining yoke
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

16 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round. Use 5.5mm / U.S. 9 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Bust 81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm / 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) in. Pick the size closest to your actual bust measurement, with the amount of ease required. Worn in the second size with zero ease.

Special techniques
Working in the round; changing shades; working slip stitch pattern

Pattern notes
This yoked pullover is knitted seamlessly, in the round from the bottom up. The body is made first, followed by the sleeves, before the yoke is joined and worked in a striped slipped-stitch pattern, following a chart.