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Sarcactus - Sweater

Format

Sarcactus is a gorgeous top-down circular yoke pullover with beautiful colorwork on the yoke, hem and cuffs. The colorwork pattern is inspired by the flora and textiles of north-western Argentina, a region dear to the designer, and combines a central cactus motif with geometric details. Short-rows at the back of the neck as well as length options for the body and sleeves ensure a great fit. The neckline, cuffs and hem are worked in the contrasting color, which creates a beautiful transition to and from the colorwork sections.

Designer

Marina Skua

Where to get it

This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out  Issue 4 - that's where it first got published!

Errata

Errata for Sarcactus are available here.

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SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 88 (100, 106, 112, 124, 130, 136, 148) cm / 35.25 (40, 42.5, 44.75, 49.5, 52, 54, 59.25)” - recommended to be worn with 10-14 cm / 4-5.5” of positive ease at the bust.

YARN

Marina Skua Mendip DK (100% British lambswool; 120 metres / 131 yards per 50 g)

MC: 630 (715, 760, 800, 890, 930, 975, 1060) metres / 690 (785, 835, 875, 975, 1020, 1070, 1160) yards

CC: 255 (290, 305, 320, 355, 375, 390, 425) metres / 280 (320, 335, 350, 390, 415, 430, 465) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Sheep (MC) and Night (CC). Lena wears a size 7 with 13 cm / 5” positive ease and the shorter sleeve version.

NEEDLES

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or 2 sizes smaller than main needle)

You will also need needles in the above sizes in your preferred format for working small circumferences.

GAUGE

20 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
21 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking)

NOTIONS

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Scrap yarn or stitch holder
• Stitch markers 
• Tape measure

Bust circumference: 88 (100, 106, 112, 124, 130, 136, 148) cm / 35.25 (40, 42.5, 44.75, 49.5, 52, 54, 59.25)”

Back neck width: 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23) cm / 8 (8, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25, 9.25)”

Hip circumference: 83.75 (95.25, 101, 106.75, 118, 123.75, 129.5, 141) cm / 33.5, 38, 40.5, 42.75, 47.25, 49.5, 51.75, 56.5)”

Yoke depth (excl. ribbing): 24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31) cm / 9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.5, 11, 11.25, 11.75, 12.25)” – customisable

Side length from underarm: Customisable – minimum 20 cm / 7.75”

Upper sleeve circumference: 27.5 (30.5, 33, 35, 41, 43, 45, 49) cm / 11 (12.25, 13.25, 14, 16.5, 17.25, 18, 19.5)”

Sleeve cuff circumference: 22.75 (22.75, 22.75, 22.75, 26.75, 26.75, 26.75, 30.5) cm / 9.5 (9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11.25, 11.25, 11.25, 12.75)”

Sleeve length from underarm (shorter version): 47 cm / 18.5” – customisable

Sleeve length from underarm (longer version): 53 cm / 20.75” – customisable

Marina is based in the South-West of England and designs knitting patterns inspired by nature and design history, with a love of colourwork, texture, structural lines and botanical details. She loves to create interesting, comfortable items with a bit of whimsy that are both a joy to knit and to wear.

Designer: Marina Skua

Photography, Hair & Make-Up: Melinda Dela Costa

Model: Lena Zinser

Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab

Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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