Quick Work in Thick Wool

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  • Quick Work in Thick Wool is a delightful, easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear sweater which is knitted using a simple twisted rib pattern combined with a stylish yoke. The sweater is designed to be worn with negative ease, which increases proportionately with size from 9-14cm (3.5-5.5in) for the 1st size to 24-29cm (9.5-11.5in) for the 8th size. This means you should pick a size with a chest circumference smaller than the intended wearer in order for the ribbing to stretch over the body and create an elegant, fitted shape. Information on negative ease is included in the sizing table. If you prefer the sweater to have a slightly more relaxed fit as shown in the photographs, choose a size which has approximately 2.5-5cm (1-2in) negative ease.

    Quick Work In Thick Wool is knitted in Bluem Worsted, a worsted or aran weight yarn, worsted spun, with a honey-like softness and a delightful, lustrous finish. The shade shown here is Cranbrooke. This worsted weight yarn enables this pattern knits up extremely quickly and requires only basic knitting skills. Instructions are provided for both working the sweater in one piece in the round on circular needles, or knitted flat as four separate pieces and then sewn together as shown in the original vintage version. In the flat version the yoke shaping decreases are unusually worked on the wrong side of the work, and to maintain the patterning it is essential that these decreases are worked as specified.

    The sample shown is the third size worn with 2.5cm (1in) of negative ease.

  • Yarn
    Bluem Worsted, 100% Bluefaced Leicester
    (165m / 180yds per 100g skein)

    4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, shade Cranbrooke

     

    Gauge
    20 sts & 23 rows = 10cm (4in) over twisted rib pattern worked flat, unstretched after blocking.
    We obtained this gauge using 5mm needles.

     

    Suggested needles

    Worked Flat

    • Small needles: Pair of 4mm (US 6) needles
    • Large needles: Pair of 5mm (US 8) needles

     

    Worked in the Round

    • Small needles:
      Set of 4mm (US 6) DPNs
      4mm (US 6) circular needle (60-80cm in length)
    • Large needles:
      Set of 5mm (US 8) DPNs
      5mm (US 8) circular needle (40cm in length)
      5mm (US 8) circular needle (60-80cm in length)
      5mm (US 8) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

     

    Notions
    Waste yarn or stitch holders
    6 buttons (optional)

  • Simple decreases
    Sewing up a garment or knitting in the round


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