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Amber Wheat Sweater

Description

A bottom up sweater knit in the round. Lace detailing on lower sleeve.

Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-02-17
Due date 2019-03-15
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) sarah shepherd
Spots available 6
Gauge 21 sts x 28.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4" (in the round, in stocking stitch on Size B needles, after blocking)
Charted or written pattern Charted
Sizes required To fit 69-80 (80-90, 90-100, 100-110, 110-120, 120-125) cm / 27-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-50)" bust
Skills required

Adventurous Intermediate         

Required techniques: Bind-off & cast-on of knitters choice, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, reading charts, short rows, kitchener stitch, lace knitting.            

Optional techniques: Tubular Cast-On and Bind-Off, Sunday short rows.          

Finished measurements

Hem width (half circumference): 44 (46.5, 52.5, 56, 61.5, 67) cm / 17.25 (18.25, 20.75, 22, 24.25, 26.5)"

Body width at join with sleeves: 56 (61, 66.5, 72.5, 78, 84) cm / 22 (24, 26.25, 28.5, 30.75, 33)"

Neck circumference: 40 (52, 56, 60, 64, 72) cm / 15.75 (20.5, 22, 23.5, 25.25, 28.25)"

Cuff circumference: 24 (26, 29, 31, 35, 39) cm / 9.5 (10.25, 11.5, 12.25, 13.75, 15.25)"

Sleeve width: 23.75 (24.25, 25.25, 26.75, 29, 32) cm / 9.25 (9.5, 10, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5)"

Underarm sleeve length: 30 cm / 11.75"

Side neck to sleeve CO edge length: 59.5 (60.5, 61.5, 61.5, 63, 64) cm / 23.5 (23.75, 24.25, 24.25, 24.75, 25.25)"

Lower body length: 23 (25, 25, 27.5, 27.5, 27.5) cm / 9 (9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75)"

Back garment length: 52.5 (55.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 61.5) cm / 20.75 (21.75, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.25)"

Note: Back lower body is 2 cm / 0.75" longer than front lower body length.        

Construction type The body and sleeves are worked circularly from the bottom up and joined at the underarms and worked in the round again to neck. Short Rows: Sunday short rows (see Special Techniques) are used to shape the lower back, upper back and the back neck.
Required or recommended yarn Kettle Yarn Co. Northiam DK (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool; approx. 117 metres / 128 yards per 50 g) 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins
Tools required

Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)      

Locking stitch markers (including one in a unique style or colour for BOR)          

Stitch holders or waste yarn       

Tape measure   

Tapestry needle

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester

Work to at least joining round, photograph in natural light and link to ravelry project page by the end of test period.

Rewards from the designer

A digital copy of the collection booklet (contains 4 patterns; 1 hat, 1 pair of mitts, 1 shawl, 1 sweater), once released.

Milestones

The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-02-26: One sleeve completed
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