The body and sleeves of Kelbourne Woolens' Carrowkeel are worked flat in pieces from the bottom up. Compound raglan decreases shape the yoke, and short rows at the top of the sleeves help shape the neck. After completing the pieces, the sweater is seamed together using mattress stitch, and stitches are picked up to work the turtleneck in the round. While the body is designed with plenty of ease, the sleeves and yoke are designed with less ease for a more flattering fit. Knit in Arranmore, a luxurious tweed.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Sizes: 38.25 (43, 46.25, 51, 55.5, 59, 63.5)” bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with about 6” positive ease at the chest.
Yarn: The Fibre Co. Arranmore (80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 175 yds/100 gm skein): Glenveagh Castle, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
Needles: 1 - 24” US 8 circular or pair straightsl; 1 - 24” US 6 circular or pair straights; 1 - 16” US 6 circular.
Gauge: 14 sts + 21 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles, after blocking. 18 sts + 21 rows = 4” in K1, P1 Ribbing on smaller needles, after blocking.