Rawnsley

  • This pattern is currently only available as part of A Stitch in Time Volume 3, the colourwork edition which can be ordered by following the link above

    Rawnsley is the first pattern released from A Stitch in Time Volume 3, The Colourwork Edition and was originally published in the 1940s in Needlework Illustrated, a periodical published by Weldons as a single size pattern to fit chest size 32-34 inch (81-86cm).

    This elegant all-over colourwork sweater features a deep corrugated ribbed welt in a striking striped pattern, which is echoed on the cuffs and neckband. The sweater is knitted in the round throughout with armhole and neck steeks added. Armhole shaping is worked to produce an inset sleeve. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and then knitted downwards. To create an improved sleeve head shape, short rows are worked before the sleeve is worked. The shoulder stitches are grafted together to complete the seamless construction.

    Rawnsley comes in 14 sizes to fit from 28-60 inch (71-152 cm) chest with full colour, full length charts to work from provided for each size.

    Rawnsley is knitted using my Wold Sportweight wool, a blend of Southdown, Bluefaced Leicester and Shetland fibres in six shades - two neutrals plus two additional pairs of colours in dark and light hues.


    A yarn kit is available containing all the yarn required to knit Rawnsley.


  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Wold Laceweight, 100% British wool (147m / 160 yds per 50g skein)

    3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins, shade Dock Seed - yarn A

    4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins, shade Lime Mortar - yarn B

    2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shade Undergrowth - yarn C

    1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins, shade Cumulus - yarn D

    1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins, shade Baling Twine - yarn E

    1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins, shade Herb Garden - yarn F
    Gauges
    27 sts and 30 rounds = 10cm (4in) measured over stranded colourwork pattern worked in the round, before blocking.

    26 sts and 29 rounds = 10cm (4in) measured over stranded colourwork pattern worked in the round, after blocking.

    We used a 3.75mm needle to obtain gauge.


    Suggested Needles
    Large Needles:  3.75mm (US 5) circular needle (60-100cm in length); 2 x 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle (40-60cm in length); 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle (20-30cm in length) or set of 3.75mm (US 5) DPNs

    Small Needles:  3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (60-100cm in length) - optional; 3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (30-40cm in length); Set of 3.25mm (US 3) DPNs

    Notions
    Stitch markers; Stitch markers, waste yarn

  • Strand colourwork; Working in the round; Following a chart; Inserting, working and finishing a steek; Simple decreases; Blocking.





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