Lanatus

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  • Lanatus is a lightweight, drapey, cool and easy-to-wear sweater featuring a stunning Fair Isle yoke, in a monchrome colour palette.

    This sweater is knitted from the top down with short rows worked at the back neck before sections of colour work motifs are worked around the yoke. Between each section increases are worked until the yoke is ready to be divided into the body and sleeves.

    Lanatus is extremely versatile. Once the yoke has been worked options are available to knit a plain stocking stitch lower body or work the entire garment in stranded colour work motifs. Likewise the sleeves can also be plain or patterned to match. Working from the top down means the body length can be adjusted to suit the wearer but I have provided two length options for both the plain and the patterned versions, offering a shorter and a longer option for each.

    To create the soft airy fabric I have used increasing needle sizes as Lanatus is worked; with the final lower body section worked on 2 needle sizes larger than the yoke. This creates a beautifully draping fabric and a soft hemline.

    To achieve this, Lanatus is knitted in Fenella, 100% British wool, a yarn which thickness-wise sits between 2 ply laceweight and fingering weight yarns. The yarn creates beautiful stitch definition when creating colour work, but knitted on larger needles, it also produces knits with movement and lightness. Available in 28 shades, there are so very many versions and variations that can be made using Fenella and the Lanatus pattern. The yoke would equally look wonderful worked in a multi-coloured version such as in Paterson, from where the motifs originate.

    Lanatus includes instructions for ten sizes between 28 inch (70cm) and 66 inch (167cm) chest.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Fenella, 100% British wool
    (125m/174yds per 25g skein)

    Version 1 - all-over Fair Isle Body
    Shorter Length
    5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins, shade Sloe Gin
    4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins, shade Balado

    Longer Length
    5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, shade Sloe Gin
    4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins, shade Balado

    Version 2 - Plan Body
    Shorter Length
    6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins, shade Sloe Gin
    2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, shade BaladoBalado

    Longer Length
    6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins, shade Sloe Gin
    2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shade BaladoBalado

    Suggested needles

    Small needles:

    2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (40cm in length) or DPNs
    2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

    Large needles:

    Size A:

    3mm (US 2/3) circular needle (60cm in length)
    3mm (US 2/3) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

    Size B:

    3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (40cm in length) or DPNs
    3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

    Size C:

    3.5mm (US 4) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

    Notions
    Waste yarn or stitch holders
    Stitch markers

  • Knitting in the round
    Knitting top down
    Short row shaping
    Following a chart
    Stranded Colourwork in the round


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