Brunstane Sweater Club

Keep loved ones of all ages warm against crisp spring hikes and into easy evenings as the summer sun dips with this easy yoke sweater. Worked top-down Brunstane has an extensive size range from 6 months to adult 8XL and is easy to customise for your perfect fit with mix and match options for all genders.

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The Brunstane Sweater

Brunstane is an easy to wear sweater with a graphic yoke. Cleverly constructed to only require two strands of yarn for any single round this is the perfect introduction for a first time colourwork project. The repetitive undulating geode motif makes for a rhythmic knitting experience for the seasoned colourwork fan. Making the most of a limited colour palette the final sweater features a bold and deceptively impressive yoke. Knit from the top-down with clear instructions to guide you through short rows to lower the front neckline Brunstane is like an invigorating hike. A small effort to reach the summit and then an easy downhill stockinette stitch body.


Cropped image showing a blond child with pigtails looking away from the camera, wearing the Brunstane Sweater in the vintage palette. The background is a turquoise painted wooden wall.

About the digital club

Knit your Brunstane Sweater together with a supportive, enthusiastic community in this low-pressure, guided knitalong, hosted in our learning community, the Knitwork. We’re looking forward to getting to know you, sharing our projects, and cheering each other on! If you're new to sweater knitting or colourwork we'll be sharing helpful posts each week in the club group, walking you through each step of the sweater, from choosing a size to photographing your finished project.

For those of you who love to structure your knitting we'll have an initial deadline of June 24th. If you prefer to work at your own pace the group will remain active and you'll continue to have access to all of the content. We'll be back in the autumn for a fashion show to celebrate all of your projects!

Include membership of the club in your pattern purchase, or add it on to your previously purchased pattern. The closed group makes it easy to ask questions without worrying about sharing too much of the pattern, and your membership fee help us to pay our hosts and make sure you have a great experience with plenty of support.



Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Supplies

Double knitting / light worsted weight wool yarn.

Size 6 US / 4mm 16” / 40cm and 32” / 80cm circulars Size 7 US / 4.5mm 16” / 40cm, 24” / 60cm, 32” / 80cm circulars Size 6 US / 4mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd

Gauge

22 sts & 24 rnds = 4" / 10cm in stranded colourwork in the round on larger needles.
22 sts & 30 rnds = 4" /1 0cm in st st in the round on larger needles.

Skills for knitting this project


Helpful tutorials


Supplies

Yarn

Kid Sizes

MC: 250[305, 370, 480, 525] (560, 640, 780, 875) yds / 225[280, 340, 435, 480] (515, 585, 710, 800)m.

C1: 25[30, 35, 45, 50] (50, 60, 70, 80) yds / 20[25, 30, 40, 45] (45, 55, 65, 75)m.
C2: 25[35, 40, 50, 55] (60, 70, 85, 95) yds / 25[30, 35, 45, 50] (55, 65, 75, 85)m.

Adult Sizes

Regular Yoke and Lengths

MC: 740[800, 865, 925, 990] (1055, 1120, 1190, 1275) [1340, 1415, 1485, 1565] (1650, 1720, 1800) yds / 675[730, 790, 845, 905] (965, 1025, 1090, 1165) [1225, 1295, 1360, 1430] (1510, 1575, 1645)m.

C1: 85[100, 105, 120, 125] (130, 140, 155, 165) [180, 190, 195, 215] (225, 240, 245) yds / 80[90, 95, 110, 115] (120, 130, 140, 150) [165, 175, 180, 195] (205, 220, 225)m.

C2: 125[135, 150, 175, 190] (200, 215, 240, 255) [290, 305, 315, 350] (365, 395, 410) yds / 115[125, 135, 160, 175] (185, 195, 220, 235) [265, 280, 290, 320] (335, 360, 375)m.

Regular Yoke and Lengths

MC: 795[810, 945, 1025, 1090] (1160, 1225, 1305, 1380) [1465, 1540, 1620, 1705] (1785, 1870, 1950) yds / 725[740, 865, 935, 995] (1060, 1120, 1195, 1260) [1340, 1410, 1480, 1560] (1630, 1710, 1785)m.

C1: 100[100, 115, 130, 135] (150, 155, 170, 175) [195, 210, 215, 235] (240, 255, 270) yds / 90[90, 105, 120, 125] (135, 140, 155, 160) [180, 190, 195, 215] (220, 235, 245)m.

C2: 135[135, 160, 195, 210] (220, 235, 260, 275) [315, 335, 345, 385] (395, 425, 445) yds / 125[125, 145, 180, 190] (200, 215, 240, 250) [290, 305, 315, 350] (360, 390, 405)m.

 

Needles and notions

One regular and 4 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn for putting stitches on hold.

Yarn quantities

KID SIZES

  6–12 month 18–24 month 2–4 years 5–8 years 9–12 years
MC 3 4 5 6 8
CC1 1 1 1 1 1
CC2 1 1 1 1 1

 

ADULT SIZES

  1 2–3 / T1–2 4 / T4 5–6 / T4–5 7–8 / T6 9 / T7–8 10–11 / T9 12 / T10 13 / T11–12 14–15 / T13 16 / T14 T15–16
MC 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
CC1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
CC2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4

Everything was clear and precise. — Katrin, preview knitter


Sizing

Kid Sizing

The pattern includes 9 sizes, for kids ages 6 months – 12 years.

Adult Sizing

The pattern includes 16 sizes, with a finished chest circumference of 34 1/4" (85.5cm) and 77 3/4" (194.5cm), equivalent to ready to wear sizes XS-7XL. Our model is wearing the size 8 broad yoke and long length with regular length sleeves, with approx 4" of positive ease. Directions are included for regular and tall lengths, a broader yoke in proportion to the chest, and optional waist shaping. Note that the numerical sizes are provided simply for ease of following the pattern, and do not correspond to any sizing system, use the measurements provided to choose a size.
Yardage and the schematic group the regular yoke and lengths, and the broad yoke tall and lengths, however all options can be mixed and matched for your perfect fit. Choose the regular yoke circumference if you usually find that the shoulders on womenswear garments fit or the shoulders on menswear garments are too wide, and the broad yoke circumference if you usually find that the shoulders on menswear garments fit or the shoulders on womenswear garments are too narrow. Everyone's body proportions are different but the regular lengths are most likely to fit if you are under 5' 8" and the tall if you are 5' 8" or taller.
6 m[12 m, 18-24 m, 2-3, 3-4] (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12)
19[20, 21.5, 23.75, 24.75] (26.25, 27.75, 30.25, 31.75)" / 47.5[50, 53.5, 59, 62] (65.5, 69, 75.5, 79)cm finished chest circ.

1[2, 3, 4, 5] (6, 7, 8, 9) [10, 11, 12, 13] (14, 15, 16)
34 1/4[37, 40, 43, 45 3/4] (48 3/4, 51 3/4, 54 1/2, 57 1/2) [60 1/4, 63 1/4, 66 1/4, 69] (72, 75, 77 3/4)" / 85.5[92.5, 100, 107.5, 114.5] (122, 129, 136.5, 143.5) [151, 158, 165.5, 172.5] (180, 187.5, 194.5)cm finished chest circ.

Our adult model is wearing the Monochrome colour in size 8 broad yoke and long length with regular length sleeves, with approx 4" of positive ease.

Our child models are wearing the Vintage colour in size 9–10 with approx 1–3" of positive ease.

Finished Garment Measurements

Kid Sizes

Age 6 mon 12 mon 18-24 months 2-3 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12
INCHES                  
chest circumference 19 20 21 1/2 23 3/4 24 3/4 26 1/4 27 3/4 30 1/4 31 3/4
sleeve length 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1/2
yoke depth 3 3 1/2 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 1/2
upper arm 6 6 1/2 6 1/2 8 8 8 1/2 9 10 10 1/2
cuff 4 1/2 5 5 6 6 6 1/2 6 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2
body length 5 6 1/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 9 1/4 10 1/4 11 1/2 12 1/4
neck 13 14 14 14 1/2 14 1/2 15 16 16 1/2 17 1/2
METRIC                  
chest circumference 47.5 50 53.5 59 62 65.5 69 75.5 79
sleeve length 18 20 23 25 28 30 33 35 38.5
yoke depth 8 8.75 9.5 12 13 14.5 15.5 17.5 19.25
upper arm 15 16 17 20 20.5 21.5 23 25 26.5
cuff 11 12.5 12.5 14.5 14.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 18
body length 12 16 19.5 20 21 23 26 28.5 31
neck 32 34.5 35 36 37 38 39.5 41.5 43.5

Adult Sizes 

Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
INCHES                
chest circumference 34 1/4 37 40 43 45 3/4 48 3/4 51 3/4 54 1/2
narrowest point of optional waist shaping 29 3/4 32 3/4 35 3/4 38 1/2 41 1/2 44 1/4 47 1/4 50 1/4
upper arm 12 13 13 3/4 14 1/2 15 1/4 16 1/4 17 18 1/4
cuff 8 8 3/4 8 3/4 9 1/2 9 1/2 10 1/4 10 1/4 11
body length regular 14 14 14 1/4 14 1/4 14 1/2 14 1/2 14 3/4 14 3/4
body length tall 15 15 15 1/4 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 1/2 15 3/4 15 3/4
yoke depth regular 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/4
yoke depth tall 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4
sleeve length regular 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2
sleeve length long 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2
METRIC                
chest circumference 85.5 92.5 100 107.5 114.5 122 129 136.5
narrowest point of optional waist shaping 74.5 82 89 96.5 103.5 111 118 125.5
upper arm 30 32.5 34.5 36.5 38 41 42.5 45.5
cuff 20 22 22 23.5 23.5 25.5 25.5 27.5
body length regular 35 35 35.5 35.5 36.5 36.5 37 37
body length tall 37.5 37.5 38 38 39 39 39.5 39.5
yoke depth regular 18 18.5 19 20.5 21 22 22.5 23
yoke depth tall 19.5 20 20.5 22 22.5 23 24 24.5
sleeve length regular 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5
sleeve length long 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49

 

Size 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
INCHES                
chest circumference 57 1/2 60 1/4 63 1/4 66 1/4 69 72 75 77 3/4
narrowest point of optional waist shaping 53 56 59 61 3/4 64 3/4 67 3/4 70 1/2 73 1/2
upper arm 19 19 3/4 20 1/4 21 1/2 22 1/4 23 1/4 23 3/4 24 3/4
cuff 11 11 3/4 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 1/4 13 13 13 3/4
body length regular 15 15 15 1/4 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 1/2 15 3/4 15 3/4
body length tall 16 16 16 1/4 16 1/4 16 1/2 16 1/2 16 3/4 16 3/4
yoke depth regular 9 3/4 10 10 1/4 10 1/2 10 3/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12
yoke depth tall 10 10 1/2 10 3/4 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 1/2
sleeve length regular 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2
sleeve length long 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2 19 1/2
METRIC                
chest circumference 143.5 151 158 165.5 172.5 180 187.5 194.5
narrowest point of optional waist shaping 132.5 140 147.5 154.5 162 169 176.5 183.5
upper arm 47.5 49 51 53.5 55.5 58 59 62
cuff 27.5 29 29 31 31 32.5 32.5 34.5
body length regular 37.5 37.5 38 38 39 39 39.5 39.5
body length tall 40 40 40.5 40.5 41.5 41.5 42 42
yoke depth regular 24.5 25 26 26.5 27 28.5 29 30
yoke depth tall 25 26.5 27 28 29 29.5 30.5 31.5
sleeve length regular 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5 46.5
sleeve length long 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49

 

 


Version information

Brunstane Sweater v1.1