Wilkhaven Sweater by Emily K Williams

Wilkhaven Sweater

Knitting
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded colourwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1903 - 2811 yards (1740 - 2570 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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A pared-down palette, geometric motifs and a boxy silhouette make for thoroughly modern colourwork. Wilkhaven is inspired by traditional Shetland knitwear, but takes it in a fresh direction with simpler patterning, visible selvage and the up-to-date shorter length. 

Worsted spun yarn in richly glowing colours from La Bien Aimée ensures maximum impact. And shape-wise, you’re in control: working from the top down means it’s easy to adapt the length, while the pattern gives three sleeve options for a perfect fit. 

Sizes
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished bust circumference: 99.5 (116, 132.5, 149, 165.5) cm / 39.75 (46.25, 53, 59.5, 66.25) in

Shown in Size 3 with 17.5 cm / 7 in positive ease at bust, and 2.5 cm / 1 in positive ease at upper arm.

Tension
29 sts and 35 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stranded colourwork using larger needles, after blocking.

Yarn
It is recommended that you use a 100% wool, non-superwash fingering weight or 4-ply yarn, in four colours.

MC - 610 (690, 760, 830, 910) m / 670 (750, 830, 910, 990) yds

CC1 - 320 (360, 390, 430, 470) m / 350 (390, 430, 480, 520) yds

CC2 - 500 (560, 610, 680, 730) m / 540 (610, 670, 740, 800) yds 

CC3 - 310 (350, 380, 420, 460) m / 340 (380, 420, 460, 500) yds

Sample is made using:
La Bien Aimée x Mondim, 100% Portuguese wool, 385m / 421 yards per 100g skein
MC - Amege, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

CC1 - Hegelia, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins

CC2 - Winterfell, 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins
CC3 - Rust, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein

Techniques
Stranded colourwork, knitting in the round, steeking, reading charts, german short row turns, crochet cast on, picking up stitches.

Notions
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holder
Laceweight non-superwash wool yarn to reinforce the steek (optional)