Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Rainier is a colorwork pullover worked in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves cuffs and hem begin with a long tail tubular cast on, and then a 1-by-1 ribbing is worked. Colorwork adorns the bottom of the sleeves and sweater body.
After the sleeves and body are complete, the pieces are joined to work the yoke. Raglan decreases shape the yoke, then short rows are worked to raise the back neck. A colorwork pattern with integrated decreases is worked, and then a deep ribbed turtleneck with a tubular bind off completes the sweater. Pay careful attention to the size you are knitting when working the sleeve and yoke charts; different charts are given depending on the size to be worked.
If you prefer not to work the tubular cast on and bind off, a long tail cast on and binding off in pattern may be used in their place.
Kelbourne Woolens Scout: gray heather 058 (MC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, and charcoal heather 026 (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
22 sts + 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork and Stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 24–40” (60–100 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – 24–40” (60–100 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, spare smaller circular needle for tubular bind off.
35 (38, 42, 46.5, 49.5, 54, 58)” [89 (96.5, 106.5, 118, 125.5, 137, 147.5) cm] bust circumference. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4–6” (10–15 cm) positive ease. Sample shown meas 38” and is modeled on a 34” bust. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Tubular cast on and bind off, stranded colorwork from charts, short row shaping, kitchener stitch.
• For a tutorial on working colorwork from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a photo tutorial on the long tail tubular cast on, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a photo tutorial on working kitchener stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski