East Woodlands Sweater

  • £6.50


A downloadable knitting pattern for a yoked sweater. This sweater was inspired by woodland walks in Somerset and Scotland. The photos were taken in a small village just outside my home town in Somerset, called East Woodlands. There are beautiful deciduous woods surrounding the cluster of houses and a church. It’s an idyllic setting, even on a rainy day!

Yarn 
Rowan Felted Tweed (DK weight; 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m 191yds per 50g ball) 
Yarn A: Watery (152) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) x 50g balls 
Yarn B: Amethyst (192) 1 x 50g ball all sizes 
Yarn C: Pine (158) 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) x 50g balls 
Yarn D: Avocado (161) 1 x 50g ball all sizes 
Yarn E: Celadon (184) 1 x 50g ball all sizes 
Yarn quantities are approximate, and include a 10% allowance for swatching and small differences in tension.

Needles & Accessories 
1 set 3mm (US 2.5) circular needles, various lengths to accommodate neck, hem and cuffs, or size needed to get correct tension in 1x1 rib 
1 set 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles, various lengths to accommodate yoke increases, or size needed to get correct tension in st st 
Waste yarn of similar thickness to your main yarn, preferably a smooth cotton 
Stitch markers

Gauge 
36 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over 1x1 rib, using smaller needles, after washing and blocking 
20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over st st, using larger needles, after washing and blocking 
It is important that your 1x1 rib stitch-gauge is significantly more than your st st stitch-gauge, so that the transition from rib to st st works, and the fabric doesn’t pucker.

Sizes 
Bust 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm 
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in 
Waist 71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117) cm 
28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) in 
Hips 85.5 (90.5, 95.5, 100.5, 105.5, 110.5, 116, 121, 126, 131) cm 
33½ (35½, 37½, 39½, 41½, 43½, 45½, 47½, 49½, 51½) in 
Length to armhole 
42 (42, 43, 43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47, 47) cm 
16½ (16½, 17, 17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18, 18½, 18½) in 
Yoke depth (back) 
19 (20.5, 21, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 25, 26, 26) cm 
7½ (8¼, 8¼, 8½, 8¾, 9¼, 9¼, 9¾, 10¼, 10¼) in 
Sleeve length to underarm 
43 (43, 43, 43, 44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm 
17 (17, 17, 17, 17½, 17½, 17½, 17½, 18, 18) in 
Upper arm circumference 
29.5 (30.5, 31.5, 32.5, 34.5, 35.5, 37.5, 40.5, 42.5, 42.5) cm 
11½ (12, 12½, 12¾, 13½, 14, 14¾, 16, 16¾, 16¾) in 
Shown in 4th size with zero ease.

Video tutorials for special techniques 
Tubular cast on: https://youtu.be/1rddgz2dAk0 
Separating rib round: https://youtu.be/HkMvLA_Pmaw 
Working tucks: https://youtu.be/0M_WcT97_QQ 
Joining rib round: https://youtu.be/0PdgnC16RXI

Credits 
Technical Editing: Jim Arnall-Culliford 
Photography: Jesse Wild 
Sample Knitting: Kim Hobley 
Pattern Layout: Nic Blackmore


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