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Watership

Knitty McPurly


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Watership
Watership
Watership
Watership
Watership
Watership

Please note that this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern and not a finished garment.

“The primroses were over.” One of my all-time favorite books is Watership Down by Richard Adams, which takes place on the pastoral downs of the English countryside. The sometimes nettlesome and sometimes lush terrain is traversed by rabbits, so its brambly tuftedness is described in detail. I was re-reading this book as I designed this sweater, and it was the unconscious inspiration for the textured, knobbly yoke. The result is a fitted sweater with short or long sleeves that is understated in one color, making it a staple wardrobe piece.

Pattern Notes

Watership is a fitted, top down, round yoke pullover with lace and bobbles in the yoke and easy stockinette in the body.

Sizes:

1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7, 8]

Finished Bust Measurements: 30.5 (35.5, 43.75, 47) [50.75, 56.25, 60, 65.5]” / 77.5 (90, 111, 119.5) [129, 143, 152.5, 166.5] cm

Finished Upper Arm Circumference: 11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 12.75) [13.5, 14.5, 16.25, 17.5]” / 29 (29, 32, 32.5) [34.5, 37, 41.5, 44.5] cm

How to Choose a Size

Choose your size primarily on bust measurement, but because the sleeves are fitted for a modern look, be sure to take sleeve circumference into account.  See schematic for all the details. For more ease, size up!

Shown in size 2 on a 35” bust and 11.5” arm circumference and worn with 0.5”/ 1 cm positive ease in the bust and no ease in the upper arm.

Gauge

 22.5 sts/ 34 rows = 4” in stockinette st worked in the round

Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn Requirements

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/251 meters) approx. 50 grams or another wool fingering weight yarn

Shown in Postcard

For Cap Sleeve Option
3 (4, 4, 5) [5, 6, 7, 7] skeins or 740 (881, 1079, 1212) [1366, 1544, 1713, 1907] yds / 677 (806, 987, 1109) [1250, 1412, 1567, 1744] m

For Long Sleeve Option

4 (5, 6, 6) [7, 8, 8, 9] skeins or 1100 (1251, 1478, 1626) [1799, 2008, 2226, 2450] yds / 1006 (1144, 1352, 1478) [1646, 1837, 2036, 2241] m

Materials

Highlighter or pen to mark directions for your size throughout pattern

16-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle) or size required to get gauge

32-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle)

DPNs for sleeves US #3/3.25 mm (set of 4 or 5)

waste yarn

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

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