Surround yourself in cozy cabled goodness with this boxy Westknits sweater. Begin with the collar and proceed to the antler cables on the shoulders. The front and back yoke are knit flat and then the entire sweater is joined in the round for the body. You can knit the body and sleeves as long as you want. Twisted ribbing frames the edges for a sublimely textured fabric. Use two strands of yarn held together like one strand of suri alpaca or mohair yarn held together with one strand of wool. Choose between four sizes and enjoy this comfy oversized sweater.
Sizes Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
All sizes are meant to fit oversized with generous positive ease.
Stephen in Large Size (gold) with 36” / 91cm of positive ease. Rósa in Large Size (gold) with 22” / 56cm of positive ease.
Small recommended if you have a chest circumference less than 34” / 86cm. Medium recommended if you have a chest circumference between 34 – 41” / 86 – 104cm. Large recommended if you have a chest circumference between 42 – 56” / 107 – 142cm. Extra Large recommended if you have a chest circumference larger than 56” / 142cm.
See Schematic for measurements. Body and sleeve lengths are customizable.
Yarn Worsted weight
The gold sample features one strand of sport weight suri alpaca yarn held together with one strand of fingering weight wool.
The green sample features one strand of DK weight wool held together with one strand of lace weight mohair silk yarn.
Yardage Approximately 1475 (1650, 1975, 2175)yds / 1349 (1509, 1806, 1989)m if you’re using one strand of yarn. You will need the recommended yardage for both yarns if you’re holding two yarns together.
Needles US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or one size smaller than your main larger needle for the collar and sleeve cuffs Two pairs of US 8 / 5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge for your main needle
Magic loop method is used for knitting the Collar and Sleeves in the rnd.
Gauge 22 sts & 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch cable pattern with larger main needle before blocking 18 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in twisted ribbing with smaller needle before blocking
Gold Sample (Large Size) Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 10% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein) Colorway - Biscuit
Qing Fibre High Twist BFL (100% Superwash BFL Wool; 399yds / 365m per 100g skein) Colorway - Biscuit
The Melted Baby Suri and BFL fingering weight wool are held together throughout the entire sweater.
Green Sample (Medium Size) West Wool Tandem in the Green Olive colorway West Wool Glowhair in the Wellington colorway (dark green mohair) The DK weight Tandem wool and lace weight mohair silk Glowhair are held together throughout the entire sweater.