Britannic Sweater

This is a classic fisherman’s sweater from Bretagne, but shaped for the female form and knit with the latest bottom-up, contiguous technique. This ensures a perfect fit around the shoulders.  It has a gentle aA-line, narrow sleeves and a slightly deepened crew neck line.

It’s knit in the round, bottom-up, the picked-up and knit neckband is in stockinette. The hems are left free to roll up gently.

The silk in the yarn makes for a great drape


design features:

in the round
contiguous sleeve/shoulders bottom-up

XS (S, M, L, XL,2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)” bust circumference.

finished measurements armpit (laid flat): 37(42, 47, 52, 57,59) cm 15 (17, 19, 21, 23,23.7)”.

finished length: 51(53, 55, 57, 59,60)cm/ 20.1, 20.9, 21.7, 22.4, 23.2,24)”.

sample garment: model is 1.80m/5’11”, size S, and is wearing a lengthened M.

MC: madelinetosh pashmina (Sport/5ply 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere
360 yards/117 grams), 3(3, 3, 3, 4,5) skeins Antler
CC: madelinetosh tml (Fingering/4ply 100% Merino 420 yards/100 grams), less than 1(1,1,1,1,2) skeins Tern

Alternatives: many fingering/sport yarns will work, for example sock yarns, Drops Cotton Merino, etc. Silk or vegetable content in the MC will help your drape.


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