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Concentrate On The Sleeves

  • Concentrate On The Sleeves is a dramatic, show-stopper of a sweater, with an unusual bodice and impactful, three-dimensional sleeves. The lower body begins with a deep ribbed section to create a nipped in silhouette, the upper bodice opening is divided asymmetrically, with a button fastening to one side. The dramatic 'leg-of-mutton' sleeves also commence with a long ribbed section before the complex sleeve head construction is worked. The entire garment is knitted in separate flat pieces, and the upper body pieces and sleeve heads are worked in garter stitch enabling full concentration to be focussed on the highly original shaping. Once all the pieces are completed, the garment is sewn together, with additional structure added inside the sleeves to help maintain its shape.

    Concentrate On The Sleeves is knitted using Susan Crawford Wold DK, an exclusive blend of the wool of three British sheep breeds known for their beautiful fleeces, Southdown, Bluefaced Leicester and Shetland, creating a fabulously soft yarn with bounce and spring. Concentrate On The Sleeves is shown here in shade Forest Green.

    Our model Fleur is shown wearing the third size.

    The pattern includes instructions for five sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 122cm (48in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Wold DK, 100% British wool; 50% Southdown, 25% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% white Shetland (197m / 215yds per 100g skein approx)

    8 (9, 9, 9, 10) skeins, shade Forest Green

    Suggested needles
    1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles
    1 pair 5mm (US 8) needles
    4mm crochet hook

    18 sts and 31 rows = 10cm (4in) using 5mm needles over garter stitch

    2 buttons
    Stitch holders

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
    Increases and decreases
    Complex garment construction
    Sewing up

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