Weel Riggit (pullover) by Kate Davies Designs

Weel Riggit (pullover)

January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1203 - 1859 yards (1100 - 1700 m)
91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm / 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in
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Weel Riggit

There are few things I like more than knitting a colourwork allover. This chart recalls those of traditional Norwegian “lice” patterns, but the shades I’ve chosen lend the pullover a subtle, tonal feel. As well as referring to the ridges that mark lines of seed planting (which this pattern recalls) in Scots and Shetland dialect, riggit means “rigged out” or “dressed”. To be “weel riggit” is to be well dressed - which you’ll definitely be in this pullover!

Kate Davies Designs Àrd Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein) in the following shades:

Deep blue colourway:
A Ardnave: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14) x 50g skeins
B Camusdarach: 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) x 50g skeins
C Kiloran: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) x 50g skeins
D Vatersay: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) x 50g skeins

Soft Grey colourway
A Camusdarach: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14) x 50g skeins
B Firemore: 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) x 50g skeins
C Huisinis: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) x 50g skeins
D Kintra: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) x 50g skeins

Note on yarn quantities:
This garment has been designed to be slightly cropped in the body. Check the length for your size in the schematic / sizing table, and if you wish to add 5cm / 2in of length, be sure to buy an extra skein in shade A. If you wish to add more length, you may need to acquire 2 extra skeins in shade A and consider an extra skein of each of the contrast shades.

Needles and notions
Gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body and yoke
Below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate length for working hem
Gauge-size needle(s) and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Spare below gauge-size needle for working three needle bind off
Waste yarn
Stitch markers (of the lockable type, to mark stitches)
Tapestry needle

Finished bust circumference: 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm / 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in
Pick the size above your actual bust measurement with at least 10cm / 4in positive ease.
Worn in the first size with 13cm / 5in positive ease

Pattern notes
After a few rounds of twisted rib, this pullover is worked straight to the underarms following a colourwork chart. The garment is designed to be slightly cropped, but it can be lengthened here if desired by knitting more rounds. Two sleeves are knitted from the bottom up, and body and sleeves are joined at the underarms to be worked together. The yoke is shaped by a series of centred double decreases along the raglan lines, optional short rows are worked to raise the back of the neck, and a ribbed neck band is joined to the inside of the garment. When the underarms are grafted together the pullover is complete.