The stranded colourwork design in the yoke of this sweater is adapted from the lovely Brother Rabbit pattern by English ‘Arts and Crafts’ designer, William Morris.
The sweater is knitted from the top down with short rows above the colourwork to lower the front neck.
Tension/gauge is 21 stitches and 30 rows/rounds after blocking. Tension/gauge for the stranded colourwork is 28 stitches and 30 rounds per 10cm/4” after blocking.Recommended needles are 4mm/US 6 needle(s) for small diameter (sleeves) and large diameter (body) circular knitting, and 3.25mm/US 3 needle(s) for large diameter circular knitting (stranded yoke).
The ebook and PDF pattern include guidance for adjusting the neckline for a higher, closer fit. They also include clearly illustrated tutorials for crochet provisional cast-on, two-handed colourwork knitting, and trapping floats/weaving in. The colourwork chart indicates where to trap/weave in the stranding yarn during the longer stretches of one colour in the colourwork section.
If you have the print book, and wish to adjust the neckline, you can find the guidance here.
The pictured sample was knitted with Rowan Tweed, which has approximately 236 metres/258 yards per 100g (118 metres/129 yards per 50g).
Number of 50g balls required if using Rowan Tweed:
Main Colour: 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16
Contrast Colour: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2