Carbeth is a wide, cropped sweater with simple lines and a deep roll neck. Swift and straightforward to knit, this is a great sweater for beginners. This sweater is intended to be wide, cropped, and to hang slightly bell-like from the shoulders. To fit as shown, it should be knitted with at least 4 inches positive ease at the bust. Pick the size at least 4 inches above your actual bust measurement, and if in doubt, select the next size up. Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped (please add extra yarn when purchasing this kit). Shown in the first size with 12.5cm / 5in positive ease.
A schematic and detailed sizing table are included in the pattern.
Pattern notes - The sweater is knitted from the bottom up, and begins with an inch of rib, after which it is worked straight to the underarms (length can be added here to make the sweater less cropped, if required). Two sleeves are worked, then body and sleeves are joined together to be worked in the round. The yoke is shaped by decreasing stitches at an even rate from the body only, and, when the correct depth is reached, the stitch count is reduced further for the neck. A deep ribbed roll neck is then worked to complete the sweater.
Would you like the cardigan version? Click to see the Carbeth Cardigan.
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DK Weight or Bulky Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Buachaille by Kate Davies Designs (100% Scottish Wool; 50g/120yds): 9 (10, 11, 12/13, 14) Skeins. Shown in colorway Islay. Yarn held double throughout. This is a hard wearing, long lasting blend of wool local to the designer.
ALTERNATE YARN: Prairie Spun DK (100% USA Wool; 100g/256yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) Skeins. Yarn held double throughout. This 100% American yarn is similar to its Scottish counterpart. While not the softest yarn ever made, all Brown Sheep yarn has a hardiness and a wonderful hand that does not dissapoint. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please feel free to contact us prior to placing your order, and allow at least 6 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Chunky (100% USA Wool; 200g/155 yds): 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins. This is the bulky version of Prairie Spun DK from 100% American wool. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please feel free to contact us prior to placing your order, and allow at least 6 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: 128 Superwash by Cascade Yarns (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/128 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) Skeins. This South American yarn is made of wonderfully soft merino wool that has been treated to prevent felting.
SIZE: S (M, L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL) Designed with 4-6.5" positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust : 36.5 (40, 43.5, 48-52.5, 56-59.5)"
YARDAGE: DK Wt held double: 1030 (1150, 1250, 1400-1530, 1600-1720) yds. Bulky Wt: 515 (575, 625, 700-765, 800-860) yds.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - increases, decreases, swapping needles.
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm 32-60" circular needles (depending on size made) & set Double Points, Size US 10 / 6mm 32-60" circular needles (depending on size made) and set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 4 stitch markers, waste yarn or Stitch holders, Tapestry needle, 6 buttons-1 inch in diameter
GAUGE: 14 sts x 20 rows=4" in stockinette stitch, with yarn held double, using larger needle
Carbeth Images courtesy of Kate Davies Designs. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop