Wakefield by Elizabeth McCarten


October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
30.5 (34, 37.5, 41.5, 45, 48.5) inches at bust
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Wakefield is a seamless sweater pattern with a knitted-in inset sleeve. The body is worked from the bottom up, the sleeves are knitted from the top down, and the collar is knitted on using short rows. The stitch pattern is given in chart format only. Bobbles may be omitted. I designed Wakefield because I wanted to make a blatantly feminine aran jacket and I was captivated by the moss stitch heart pattern that I found in the Harmony Guide, “Cables and Arans: 250 Stitches to Knit”, edited by Erika Knight, Interweave Press, 2007. I envisioned myself in this sweater having a casual but elegant lunch on the verandah of the Pot au Feu restaurant in Wakefield, Quebec, on a cool, sunny fall day.
For useful tutorials see http://chezlizzie.blogspot.ca/2013/03/tutorialthe-perpend... and also http://chezlizzie.blogspot.ca/2013/01/shawl-collar-tutori....