Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And Another One

This jacket was the first time I got to knit with Martha, Schaefer's wool, angora and cashmere blend. it's just as soft as it sounds (I'm wearing the Garnstudio jacket I knit with it as we speak... as I type?... and it's lovely too!).

Anyway--back to the pattern!

What's fun about this one, besides the yarn, is the texture. I used 2 related slip stitch patterns. Most of the sweater is half linen stitch (I may have made up the name), where you slip stitches with the yarn in front on the right side only. But under the bust and around the cuff, there's linen stitch, where you slip stitches on both right side and wrong side rows. The fabric is denser and less stretchy, and reinforces those spots nicely.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes: S (M, L, XL)

Finished Measurements: 35 (39, 42, 46) inches at bust

Materials: About 1300 (1450, 1600, 1750) yards DK-weight yarn. Sample knit from 4 skeins of Schaefer Yarn Martha (80% lambswool, 10% cashmere, 10% dehaired angora; 4 oz. [113 g] / 330 yds [300 m])
1 pair US size 8 [5 mm] straight needles
Tapestry needle
Hook and eye
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn

Gauge: 22 sts / 28 rows = 4 inches in half linen stitch.

$6.00 for a PDF

This one's also available through Etsy or right here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

can you contact me I am having trouble following a pattern