Shorthand

Shorthand

7.50

Shorthand is a cosy, raglan sleeved sweater with a funnel neck. It features an allover, textural stitch that is fun to knit and easy to memorise. The body features a split hem with a mismatched rib trim. This same trim is used on the sleeves.

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About the Pattern

The sweater is constructed top-down in the round. The yoke is split for the body and sleeves, which are knitted separately in the round. The split rib trims on the body are knitted flat and the funnel neck is picked up and knitted in the round.

I have used The Fibre Company’s Arranmore, which is a luxurious Aran weight, tweed yarn milled in Ireland. It contains a gorgeous blend of merino, cashmere and silk that is an absolute joy to knit with. If you wish to substitute, you should be able to get gauge with most other Aran weight yarns. I suggest that you find one with good stitch definition to make the most of that gorgeous texture!

materials & info

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING)

38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” / 96.5 (101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122) cm circumference at bust

Intended ease: 6” / 15cm (6” / 15 cm on model)

YARN

5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) hanks of The Fibre Company’s Arranmore [80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk, 160m / 175yds per 100g] For my sample, I used the shade, Meara.

GAUGE

14.5 sts and 24 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in stockinette using 5.5mm (US9) needles

14.5 sts and 22.5 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in Shorthand stitch pattern using 5.5mm (US9) needles

Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the sweater to come out the wrong size.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

5mm (US8) 45” circular needles

5.5mm (US9) 45” circular needles

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch Markers

TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL

Magic Loop

Tubular Bind-Off

Adding Basting Stitches