Woodbine by Fiona Alice

Woodbine

Knitting
September 2019
both are used in this pattern
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
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This pattern can be found in issue 9 of Laine Magazine.

Inspired of wood cabins and forests covered in a blanket of heavy snow, this pullover was designed to capture that imagery. Even though Woodbineis knit on larger needles, with a heavier yarn, the added mohair creates a halo which still manages to give the appearance of a soft and lightweight sweater.

The Woodbine pullover begins with knitting the front and back lace panels, which are then joined at the shoulders. To complete the body of the sweater, stitches are picked up along the front and back edge of the lace panels to be knit sideways. The side seams are closed with the three-needle bind-off method before continuing on to finishing the sleeves which are then worked in the round. The neckband is picked up last and also finished in the round.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Recommended ease: 6–8” / 15–20.5 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 38.25 (42.25, 46.25, 50.25, 54.25, 58.5, 62.5)” / 96 (106, 116.5, 127, 137, 147, 157) cm.
Full Length from shoulder to hem: 20 (21, 22, 22, 23, 24, 25)” / 50.5 (53, 55.5, 55.5, 58.5, 60.5, 63.5) cm.
Side Seam Length: 12 (12.75, 13.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15, 15.75)” / 30 (32, 34.5, 34, 36, 37.5, 39.5) cm.
Sleeve Length: 17.75 (17.5, 17, 17, 16.25, 16, 15.75)” / 44.5 (44, 44, 42, 41, 40.5, 39.5) cm.
Upper Arm Circumference: 15.25 (15.75, 15.75, 16.25, 16.75, 17.25, 17.75)” / 38 (39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 42, 43.5, 44.5) cm.
Back Neck Width: 8.25 (8.25, 8.75, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25, 9.25)” / 20.5 (20.5, 22, 22, 22, 23.5, 23.5) cm.
Lace Panel Width: 11.75 (11.75, 11.75, 11.75, 11.75, 14.25, 14.25)” / 29 (29, 29, 29, 29, 35.5, 35.5) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Bowland Aran by Eden Cottage Yarns (100% superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 180 yds / 166 m – 100 g), colourway Oak as yarn A.
Or approx. 378 (435, 500, 574, 659, 758, 867) yds / 346 (398, 457, 525, 603, 693, 793) m of aran weight yarn.

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Bowland Aran by Eden Cottage Yarns (100% superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 180 yds / 166 m – 100 g), colourway Bark as yarn B.
Or approx. 294 (338, 388, 446, 513, 589, 677) yds / 269 (309, 355, 408, 469, 539, 619) m of aran weight yarn.

2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Eldwick Lace by Eden Cottage Yarns (70% kid mohair, 30% silk, 459 yds / 420 m – 50 g), colourway Bark as yarn C.
Or approx. 673 (773, 888, 1020, 1172, 1347, 1544) yds / 615 (707, 812, 933, 1072, 1232, 1412) m of lace weight silk mohair yarn.

Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for ribbing on lace panel, neck and cuff ribbing using the magic loop method
US 10 / 6 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles or longer for body and an extra US 10 / 6 mm needle for three-needle bind-off.

The Magic Loop method is used for the neck and sleeves. A 16” / 40 cm circular needle could be used instead for the neck. DPNs could be used instead for the neck and sleeves.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
15 sts x 20 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 10 / 6 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
15.5 sts x 20 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 10 / 6 mm needles in Fir Cone Lace Pattern, after blocking.