Sizes

30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60]” bust
76[81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 153] cm bust

Shown in sizes 32 with 2” / 5cm of negative ease at the bust and size 48 with zero ease at the bust.

Yarn

Worsted weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 4.5 sts per inch / 2.5cm. The embossed cable tree motif clearly requires a smooth yarn with very good stitch definition, following an irregular cable pattern like this isn’t terribly difficult but it is a lot of work so you don’t want to waste that with a yarn that won’t show it off. Skelf is casual but fitted, look for a yarn that will create a fairly dense, bouncy fabric at this gauge. The suggested yarn doesn’t look particularly exciting in the skein, once knit up its wool and cotton blend feels like a perfect old sweatshirt, but is much better looking.

Altering the length of the body will require a change in the yarn required of approximately 3% per inch / 2.5cm.

Shown in Spud & Chloe Sweater (55% Wool, 45% Cotton, 160yds / 146m, 3.53oz / 100g) Ysolda’s in Pollen 7508 and Amanda’s in Moonlight 750.

820[815, 915, 960, 1015, 1085, 1140, 1175, 1240, 1290, 1345, 1390, 1425, 1515, 1580, 1615] yards
750[745, 835, 880, 930, 990, 1040, 1075, 1135, 1180, 1230, 1270, 1305, 1385, 1445, 1475] metres

Needles and Notions

US 7 / 4.5mm circular, 24”/60cm or longer.
US 7 / 4.5mm dpns for sleeves and edging, any needles for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd can be used for the sleeves, but working the narrow knit on edging may be a bit awkward with a long circular.
Scrap yarn for holding stitches.
Stitch markers, including removable markers
1-3 buttons, the buttons are decorative rather than functional so the size and number is up to you.

Gauge

18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st knit in the rnd.

Version Information

Skelf_v.1.1.pdf

If you have a printed book click here for errata information.