Polwarth

A refined take on the classic top down raglan with sweatshirt style details worked in brioche rib.

The raglan shaping is worked at multiple rates for a flattering and comfortable fit that follows the contours of the shoulders. Paired lifted increases with a hidden purl rib between give the illusion of a single column of prominent knit stitches that look the right way up once the sweater is turned.



Close fitting sleeves are worked before the body, my preferred construction order for a top-down seamless garment because it keeps the project portable for longer. The body is slightly cropped and boxy with gentle waist shaping and a slight taper towards the hem. Both sleeves and body are finished with brioche rib to match the neck detail. Directions are included for optional short row bust darts, in four cup sizes, which help the garment to hang well.


Details

Gauge

26 sts & 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in st st in the rnd using larger needle

Sizing

Available in 12 sizes.
Directions are included for optional short row bust shaping. The cup sizes given are based on sizing used in sewing patterns and the garment industry and may not correspond to your actual bra size.

35[37½, 40, 42½] (45, 47½, 49¾, 52¼) [54¾, 57¼, 59¾, 62¼]” finished chest circumference.

Shown in size 40” with 5” of positive ease and A cup bust shaping.


Supplies

Yarn

Sport weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.
Shown in Ysolda Blend No. 1 (50% merino, 40% Polwarth, 10% Zwartbles, 345 yds / 315m, 100g)

Needles and notions

Size 2 US / 2.75mm 16" / 40cm, 32" / 80cm circular
Size 3 US / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm, 24" / 60cm and 32" / 80cm circular; and for sizes 47 1/2 and above a 40" / 100cm circular.
Size 2 US / 2.75mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
Size 3 US / 3.25mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd


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