The super boring, classic sweater that every wardrobe needs. With lots of sizes, a choice of necklines, asymmetric armholes and sleevecaps and gentle waist shaping for a neat fit.Pay what you can pricing
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DK weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal. Shown in Rauma Petter (100% superwash wool, 109 yds / 100m, 50g) in 336
22 sts & 28 rnds = 4" /10 cm in st st in the rnd on larger needles.
Size 3 US / 3.25mm, Size 5 US / 3.75mm
31¼(34¼, 36¼, 39¼, 41½) [44¼, 46½, 49½, 51¾] (54½, 56¾, 59¾)” finished chest circumference
Ravelston DK is worked from the bottom up, in the round to the underarms. The upper back and front are then worked flat with short row shoulder shaping that gives a smooth, rather than stepped, bound off edge. The bound off edges of the shoulders are then seamed together, using mattress stitch, and stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves. The sleeves are worked top down with the caps shaped with short rows. The innovative short row method, used in several other patterns by Ysolda, is a refinement of Barbara Walker’s short row sleeve cap method that works better for a more fitted style like Ravelston. The number of stitches picked up around the armhole doesn’t need to equal the number required for the upper arm (a smaller circumference) so picking up the same number can result in the stitches around the pick up getting stretched out. The shaping can also be worked at different rates to create the classic bell shape of a set in sleeve cap, and asymmetrically so the front is a little more scooped out than the back.
The pattern includes instructions for two necklines, a shallow scoop and classic V. The back of the neck is also shaped for comfort. Optional short row bust shaping is included in the pattern, instructions for C/D, E/F and G/H cups.
Shown in size 44¼" with 2–4"of positive ease with E/F cup bust darts (amount of ease listed is at the chest)
DK weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Rauma Petter (100% superwash wool, 109 yds / 100m, 50g) in 336
990(1075, 1155, 1235, 1325) [1425, 1510, 1615, 1695] (1800, 1890, 1985) yds / 900(985, 1055, 1130, 1210) [1300, 1380, 1475, 1550] (1645, 1730, 1815)m
9(10, 11, 12, 12) [13, 14, 15, 16] (17, 18, 18) balls of Rauma Petter
Size 3 US / 3.25mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular
Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular
Size 3 US / 3.25mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
Size 5 US / 3.75mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd — OR NEEDLES REQUIRED TO MATCH GAUGE. I find many knitters need to go up a size when working sleeves in the round. You may need to switch to larger needles after working the sleeve caps flat.
|Bust||31 1/4||34 1/4||36 1/4||39 1/4||41 1/2||44 1/4||46 1/2||49 1/2||51 3/4||54 1/2||56 3/4||59 3/4|
|Waist||28||31||33||36||38 1/4||41||43 1/4||46 1/4||48 1/4||51 1/4||53 1/2||56 1/4|
|Hip||33 1/2||36 1/4||38 1/2||41 1/2||43 3/4||46 1/2||48 3/4||51 3/4||53 3/4||56 3/4||59||61 3/4|
|Neck width||4 3/4||4 3/4||5||5||5 1/2||5 1/2||5 3/4||5 3/4||6 1/4||6 1/4||6 1/4||6 1/2|
|Shoulder width||12 1/2||13||13 1/4||13 3/4||14||14 1/4||14 3/4||15||15||15 1/2||15 3/4||16 1/4|
|Armscye depth||6 1/2||6 3/4||6 3/4||7 1/4||7 1/2||7 3/4||7 3/4||8||8 1/4||8 1/2||8 1/2||8 3/4|
|Total length||22 3/4||23 1/4||23 1/2||24||24 1/2||25 1/2||25 3/4||26 1/4||26 3/4||27 1/4||27 1/2||28|
|Body length to underarm||15||15 1/4||15 1/2||15 3/4||16||16 1/4||16 1/2||16 3/4||17||17 1/4||17 1/2||17 3/4|
|Scoop neck depth||4 3/4||4 3/4||5 1/4||5 1/4||5 1/4||5 1/2||5 1/2||5 3/4||5 3/4||6||6||6|
|V neck depth||6 3/4||7||7||7 1/4||7 1/2||8 1/4||8 1/4||8 1/2||8 3/4||9||9||9 1/4|
|Cuff||7 1/4||7 3/4||7 3/4||8||8 1/4||8 1/4||8 3/4||9||9||9 1/2||9 3/4||9 3/4|
|Upper arm circumference||11||11 3/4||12 1/4||13||13 3/4||15||15 3/4||16 1/4||17||17 3/4||18 1/2||19 1/4|
|Body length to underarm||37.5||38||39||39.5||40||40.5||41.5||42||42.5||43||44||44.5|
|Scoop neck depth||12||12||13||13||13||13.5||13.5||14.5||14.5||15||15||15|
|V neck depth||17||17.5||17.5||18||19||20.5||20.5||21||22||22.5||22.5||23|
|Upper arm circumference||27.5||29||31||32.5||34.5||37.5||39||41||42.5||44.5||46.5||48|
This was inspired by recent conversations amongst designers and knitters, about inclusion and sustainability. We were particularly inspired by Francoise Danoy who has introduced pay what works pricing on her gorgeous new WhakahoahoaShawl.
We want the knitting community to be inclusive of knitters of all income levels and recognise that the cost of patterns and other materials excludes many people in both practical and social ways. At the same time, while I’ve chosen to build a business that doesn’t rely solely on pattern design income, we want it to be possible for designers to be fairly compensated for their work. We don’t want to communicate that patterns aren’t worth AT LEAST the current standard prices, if not more. We don’t know if this is the answer to finding balance between those two desires, but we thought it was worth trying and welcome your feedback.How does it work?
That part is easy, just choose the price that works for you and check out as normal. Is this available on Ravelry? No, but you will be able to add your pattern to Ravelry after checkout. We’re not offering this via Ravelry because we’d have to do more manual processing. This may be available in the future.
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