Minimalist drama with a grunge sensibility. Scooped neckline, extra long sleeves, and rolled edges highlight the swooping rear hemline.
This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down using the contiguous method for set-in sleeves (developed by SusieM on Ravelry). The scooped neckline is worked simultaneously with yoke shaping. Sleeve stitches are placed on waste yarn while the A-line body is worked in the round. The hem is shaped with steep short rows and finished with a rolled edge. Neckband stitches are picked up and worked in the round. The sleeves, worked in the round from the armholes down, feature an optional exposed rolled edge for a deconstructed look.
Pattern includes instructions for several variations: An x-long hem (Hem A), a long hem (Hem A without a second set of short rows), and a medium length hem (Hem B); sleeves with or without a rolled-edge embellishment; and x-long or regular long sleeves. Suggestions for other variations and modifications are also included.
Links are provided in the pattern to tutorials for techniques that may be unfamiliar to a beginner knitter.
Sizes (xs, s, m) (l, xl, 2x) to fit bust approx (30, 34, 38) (42, 46, 50)” / (76, 86, 97) (107, 117, 127)cm with finished bust (30.75, 34.75, 38.75) (42.75, 46.75, 50.75)” / (78, 88, 98) (109, 119, 129)cm. Sample is size S (Hem A + x-long sleeves + rolled-edge embellishment) modeled with approx 1” bust ease. Pattern contains additional notes to assist in choosing which size to knit.
baa ram ewe Titus (50% wensleydale longwool, 20% bluefaced leicester, 30% UK alpaca); 100g / 350 yds (320m). (4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in “coal”. If substituting, use a yarn that drapes well when knit to the suggested gauge. Requires approx (1070, 1200, 1340) (1480, 1620, 1760) yards / (980, 1100, 1230) (1360, 1490, 1610) meters of fingering weight yarn. Yardage amounts have been calculated based on knitting Hem A and x-long sleeves with the rolled edge embellishment. Knitting Hem B and/or shorter sleeves will require somewhat less than the specified amounts.