A playful, lightweight sweater featuring open crossed stitches, bobbles, and simple textures. This yoke sweater is knit from the top-downwards, in the round. It includes careful shaping to fit loosely around the body with positive ease, and a cropped length.
This sweater was designed in collaboration with Black Isle Yarns, an artisanal Scottish yarn company whose beautiful wools are coloured using natural plant dyes. Sisymbrium features Killen Sock, knit loosely to show off its lustrous and drapey fabric.
Knitted in the round
Top-down sweater construction
Loose fit with cropped length
Approx 910 (1010, 1100, 1360, 1515) (1665, 1865, 2015, 2270)m/1000 (1105, 1215, 1490, 1660) (1825, 2040, 2205, 2485)yd 4-ply/fingering weight yarn.
Black Isle Yarns Killen Sock 4-ply 2020 Clip (80% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% Mohair; 400m/437yd per 100g)
3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) hanks in shade Rust or Indigo
The featured yarn is a worsted-spun 4-ply/fingering weight yarn, knit at a very loose tension to create a drapey fabric.
21 stitches and 30 rows = 10cm/4” in Stocking Stitch in the round
Use the relevant needle sizes to achieve this gauge.
Block your swatch before measuring, as the fibres will bloom and the yarn may shrink.
4.5mm/US7 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm/US6 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Circular knitting needles
Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round
Stitch holder, scrap yarn or spare circular knitting needle
9 sizes available. Choose a size 5-8cm/2-6” larger than your full-chest circumference.
Full-chest circumference: 85.5 (99, 108.5, 118, 129.5) (137, 146.5, 160, 167.5)cm / 33¾ (39, 42¾, 46½, 51) (54, 57¾, 63, 66)”