This lazy day sweater is sure to please as you wander at a beach at sunset or curl up and knit on the couch. Intricate cables decorate the front torso while three-quarter length dropped sleeves and boxy shaping are perfect yarns like Mojave & Luma. Originally released on Luma by the Fibre Company, Bennett Creek is now available on Mojave by Kelbourne Woolens, Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold & Allino by BC Garn or any other wool/cotton/linen blend.
Bennett Creek is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. The back and sleeves are worked in reverse stockinette stitch, and the front is worked in reverse stockinette stitch with a large cable pattern up the center front. The front is designed to be 2” shorter than the back.
Several tutorials can be found at Kelbourne's website to make your knitting experience more enjoyable.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit Kelbourne's Charts Series here. Kate created a tutorial specifically for those who are working the cable chart and having difficulty understanding how the increases are incorporated into the design. Go here for more information.
• For a tutorial on seaming perpendicular pieces of knitting, visit Kelbourne's tips and tricks here.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Sizes with similar yarn counts are combined for kit purposes only. Pattern comes in 8 individual sizes.
Light DK Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Mojave by Kelbourne Woolens (60% Pima Cotton / 40% Linen; 50g/185yds): 5 (6, 6, 7) Skeins. Shown in Natural. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Luma by Fibre Co. (50% Merino/25% Organic Cotton/15% Linen/10% Silk; 50g/137 yds): 6 (7, 8, 9) Skeins. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold (41% Cotton / 34% Hemp / 25% Modal; 50g/153yds): 6 (7, 8, 9) Skeins.
SIZE: S/M/L (XL/2XL, 3XL, 4XL/5XL) Sweater is designed to be worn with 8” (20 cm) of positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)”
YARDAGE: 822 - 1,233 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Cables from charts, seaming, picking up stitches.
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm 16" & 36" circular needles, & Size US 5 / 3.75mm 36" Circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Cable Needle, Tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4" in Reverse Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.
Images courtesy of Kelbourne Woolens/Linette Kielinski