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  • Sayer is inspired by the character of Rose Sayer from the movie The African Queen, played by Katharine Hepburn. The primness of the character was cleverly emphasised by her high-necked Victorian-style blouse, with a layered, deep ruffled yoke. The shape of the blouse is reflected in this turtleneck sweater, with bands of coloured slip stitches replacing the lacy ruffles. Sayer is knitted in a heavy worsted-weight yarn, and the extra-long sleeves have a soft fullness to them. The sweater is worked from the top down. The work is divided at the underarm with the body and sleeves knitted separately.

    Sayer is knitted using Susan Crawford Wold Worsted

    Sayer is shown here in two colour ways.
    Colourway One uses shades:
    Limestone, Trefusis, Foley, Swimming Pool, Tannin, Fitzroy and Orlando.

    Colourway two uses shades:
    Grace, Garnet, Trefusis, Red Sky at Night, Moss Covered Wall, Edy and Orlando.

    Samples shown in sizes 2 (on Ruth) and 3 (on Susan).

    The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 157cm (62in) and contains clear written instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Wold Worsted, 100% British wool, 50% Southdown, 25% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% white Shetland (159 m / 174 yds per 100 g skein approx)

    Colourway One
    5 (6, 6, 6, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins, shade Limestone
    1 skein, shade Trefusis
    1 skein, shade Foley
    1 skein, shade Swimming Pool
    1 skein, shade Tannin
    1 skein, shade Fitzroy
    1 skein, shade Orlando

    Colourway two
    5 (6, 6, 6, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins, shade Grace
    1 skein, shade Garnet
    1 skein, shade Trefusis
    1 skein, shade Red Sky at Night
    1 skein, shade Moss Covered Wall
    1 skein, shade Edy
    1 skein, shade Orlando

    Suggested needles
    Small Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in)
    4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (80-100 cm / 32-40 in)
    set of 4.5 mm (US 7) DPNs
    Large Needles: 5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in)
    5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle (80-100 cm / 32-40 in)

    17.5 sts and 22 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stocking stitch in the round, after blocking. We achieved this gauge using 5.5 mm needles.

    Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle

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