Hay

Hay

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Hay is a boxy, slightly cropped sweater with drop shoulders. It is knitted bottom up, in the round, and then split for the armholes. The lace stitch is subtle, just simple lines of pointelle amongst gridded knit and purl.

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About the Pattern

I lay in bed with serene Winter sun dancing on my face and relished the quietness: it was like the world took a deep, relaxed breath. I closed my eyes and wrapped myself in my favourite sweater, Hay.

It is knitted in Road to China Light by The Fibre Co. It is a breathtakingly soft blend of alpaca, cashmere, camel and silk, almost impossible to put down. Hay is a pleasure to knit, a joy to throw on top of your cotton pyjamas on a crisp Sunday morning in October, while waiting for the first cup of coffee.

materials & info

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, XL)
Show in size M.
Recommended ease: Approx. 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING)

Bust Circumference: 39.5 (41.25, 43.25, 45.25, 47.25)” / 100 (105, 110, 115, 120) cm.
Sleeve Length: 19.75 (20, 20.5, 21, 21)” / 50 (51, 52, 53.5, 53.5) cm.
Sweater Length: 21 (21.5, 22, 22.5, 23)” / 53.5 (54.5, 56, 57, 58.5) cm.

YARN 

8 (8, 9, 9, 10) hanks of The Fibre Company’s Road to China Light [65% alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, 159 yds / 145m - 50g], colourway: Riverstone.

GAUGE (AFTER BLOCKING)

24 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) on US4 (3.5 mm) needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the hat to come out the wrong size.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

  • US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needles
  • US 2 (2.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needles
  • Extra US 4 (3.5 mm) needle for three-needle bind-off

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn

TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL

Alternating cable cast-on

Three-needle bind-off

Tubular bind-off