The Spire Smock knitting pattern offers a bottom-up, twisted stitch pattern, with careful details to accentuate the waistline and a dynamic neckline to bring attention to one’s face. The stitch pattern is based on Barbara Walker’s “Fractured Lattice” but reminds me of the skyline of a medieval city, full of spires! With its three quarter length sleeves, wide collar, and single button closure, it might remind you of a painter’s smock with a much more ornate appeal.
Note, the delicious Saffron colored yarn used in the sample sweater, O-wool Classic, is knit at a tighter than normal gauge. This produces a firm fabric that will wear well and be warmer, too!
Yarn weight: Aran (8 wpi) Gauge: 20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Spire Stitch Needle size: US 5 (3.75 mm) Yardage: 1386 - 1584 yards (1267 - 1448 m) Sizes available: S(M,L) or 35"(41.5", 48")