Burtonport is meant to be worn with plenty of positive ease for a comfortable fit, perfect for layering. It is knit in pieces and seamed, and the neck band is picked up and knit afterwards. This is an easy to knit pattern, perfect for a first sweater.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Arranmore (80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 175 yds/100 gm skein): Brannagh, 6 (7, 8) skeins.
GAUGE: 15 sts + 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in seed stitch on larger ndls, after blocking. 17 sts + 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in K2, P2 Ribbing on smaller ndls, after blocking.
1 – US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
1 – US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 8 (5.00 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
NOTIONS: Locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn.
SIZE: 44.75 (50.25, 59.75)” [113.75 (127.25, 151.75) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with at least 6-10” (15-25 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS: Increasing, seaming, picking up stitches.
For a tutorial on picking up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.
For a tutorial on working the mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
For a tutorial on seaming perpendicular pieces of knitting, visit our tips and tricks here.
Model photography: Amanda Stevenson
Still photography: Linette Kielinski