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. Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped (please add extra yarn when purchasing this kit).
A schematic and detailed sizing table are included in the pattern.
Kate Davies has an excellent website with many tutorials. She recommends this tutorial about blocking the sweater.
… and this tutorial about calculating yarn quantities when adding extra length
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.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern & selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
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 by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/256yds): 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) Skeins. Use color Polished Jade to match sample shown. 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: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) Skeins. This pure Peruvian merino wool is kettle dyed to create variegated colors that add depth to your finished garment.
SIZE: S (M/L, XL, 2XL, 3XL/4XL) Designed with 4" 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
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