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.
Susan is shown wearing the 7th size to fit a 107cm (42in) chest with 5cm (2in) of positive ease.
Rawnsley is knitted using our 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. All shades have been dyed in-house by Susan and her team, in colours created to reflect the agricultural and natural landscape of North Lancashire and Cumbria.
A yarn kit is available containing all the yarn required to knit Rawnsley.
Susan Crawford Wold Sport weight, 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
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. If necessary use an alternative needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
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
Stitch markers; waste yarn; Spare needle for grafting at the shoulders; Tapestry needle