Designed by Meghan Kelly, Powell is knit from the bottom up in pieces and then seamed. Once completed, the shoulders are joined with a 3-Needle Bind-Off, and the sleeves and body are seamed.
To make a nice edge for finishing, a single Stockinette stitch is worked at the selvedge. When working the sleeve increases and armhole shaping on both the body and sleeves, maintain the first and last stitch in Stockinette, then work the pattern in between the two edge stitches as established, working partial repeats as the shaping dictates. Additionally, the selvedge worked in Stockinette as described here is not charted. In order to ease working from the Body and Sleeve Charts, we recommend you highlight the beginning and ending lines for your size.
Kelbourne Woolens Scout: sunflower heather 709: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.
23 sts + 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Body and Sleeve Chart on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 24–40” (60–100 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 24–40” (60–100 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.
33.5 (37.5, 41.75, 46, 50, 54.25)” [85 (95.5, 106, 117, 127, 138) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2–4” (5–10 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed measurements after finishing.
Reading basic lace from charts, mattress stitch, 3-Needle Bind Off, picking up stitches, increasing and decreasing in pattern.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on calculating how to perfectly pick up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a tutorial on seaming using mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski