wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson
wee Carson

wee Carson

The perfect introduction to traditional stranded colourwork techniques.

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Fingering weight / 4ply wool yarn. This method requires a relatively ‘sticky’ wool that has not been superwash treated.
Natural palette - Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (100% wool, 188yds / 172m, 1.76oz / 50g)
Vibrant palette- Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g)

28 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st on smaller needles
28 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10cm in stranded colourwork pattern on larger needles

Size 2 US / 2.75mm 24" / 60cm circular needle.
Size 2 US / 2.75mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd
Size 3 US / 3.25mm 32" / 80cm circular needle.
Joining the hems on body and sleeves will also require a spare circular and/or dpns in the smaller size (a slightly smaller needle can also be used if necessary).

3[6, 12, 18] months, (2, 3, 4) years
Natural shown in 9 months and Vibrant in 2 years.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    The body and sleeves are worked upwards from the folded hems separately to the underarm and joined for the seamless raglan yoke. Shaping for well-padded bottoms is provided by way of a cute gathered detail at the back and the cuffs can be folded up to show the contrasting inner hem. The pointed pixie hood continues without interruption and is joined at the top with a 3 needle bind-off.

    For the Fair-Isle band stitches are then picked up all the way around the front edge. The gap at the bottom is temporarily bridged with a short cast on and the Fair-Isle band is worked in the round with no shaping or purling. An easy I-cord bind-off gives a polished finish. The short steek is cut (not nearly as scary as it sounds!) to re-open the bottom edge and the zipper is installed. The jacket is completed with ribbon to neatly cover the cut edges and zipper tape.

    SIZING 

    3[6, 12, 18] months, (2, 3, 4) years
    Finished chest circumference: 17[18, 19, 20] (22, 23, 24)" / 42.5[45, 47.5, 50] (55, 57.5, 60)cm
    Body length to underarm: 5½[6½, 8, 9] (10, 10½, 11)" / 14[16.5, 20, 22.5] (25, 26.5, 27.5)cm
    Sleeve length to underarm: 5¾[6¼, 7¼, 7¾] (8¼, 9¼, 10¼)" / 14.5[16, 18.5, 19.5] (21, 23.5, 26)cm

    VERSION INFORMATION

    WeeCarson_v1.3.pdf

  • YARN

    Natural palette

    Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (100% wool, 188yds / 172m, 1.76oz / 50g)
    Shown in:
    MC — Gaulmogot — 2006
    CC1 — Sholmit — 2007
    CC2 — Moorit — 2004
    CC3 — White — 2001
    CC4 — Shaela — 2003
    CC5 — Yuglet — 2009

    Vibrant palette

    Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g)
    Shown in:
    MC — 47
    CC1 — 132
    CC2 — FC56
    CC3 — 125
    CC4 — 121
    CC5 — 52

    MC: 330[365, 440, 495] (575, 650, 720)yds / 300[335, 400, 455] (525, 595, 660)m
    CC1: 55[60, 65, 65] (70, 75, 75)yds / 50[55, 60, 60] (65, 70, 70)m
    CC2–5: 25[30, 30, 35] (35, 35, 40)yds / 25[25, 25, 30] (30, 30, 35)m

    NOTIONS

    7[7, 10, 10] (12, 12, 14)" / 18[18, 25, 25] (30, 30, 35)cm separating zipper — it's often difficult to find shorter separating zips, but if necessary a longer one can be shortened to desired length (instructions given in pattern).
    42[44, 48, 50] (53, 55, 57)" / 105[110, 120, 125] (135, 140, 145)cm of 5/8" / 16mm wide ribbon
    Sewing needle and thread to match ribbon, stitch markers, scrap yarn for provisional cast-ons

  • Technique Thursday - Installing a zipper and ribbon, finishing wee Carson
    Technique Thursday - Choosing colours
    Technique Thursday - Colour dominance
    Technique Thursday - Crochet provisional cast on