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Conker Sweater

Deadline: 22nd September 2023 (this is a hard deadline, I plan to release the pattern on the 29th September)

OPEN FOR SIZES F AND ABOVE ONLY -- If you want to knit one of these sizes but are concerned with the deadline please apply anyway and leave a comment at the end with the approx. time you think you would need to finish / if you would be able to complete just the yoke in time.

The chestnut sweater is a true celebration of autumn, a real knitters project. It features bobbles, lace and short rows to keep you engaged. Perfect for when the days get shorter and colder and you retreat to your living room for some cosy knitting. The sweater is knit top down in the round with short rows to shape the neckline.

Sizes: A (B, C, D, E) (F, G, H, I)

32” (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”) (52”, 56”, 60”, 64”) / 83 cm (87 cm, 102 cm, 110 cm, 122 cm) (131 cm, 142 cm, 151 cm, 163 cm)

Choosing your size and fit:

The stated measurements are for the actual garment, choose a size with your desired ease, 2 to 4” / 5 - 10 cm positive ease is recommended.

Yarn: Sample knitted in Along avec Anna merino (200 m / 50 g) & silk mohair (210 m / 25 g) both in the colourway CHÂTAIGNE.

Note: You may also knit with a single strand of yarn with a weight of approx. 250 - 350 m / 100 g but make sure to swatch.


Note: These yardages are for the recommended body length, if you make the sweater longer you will need additional yardage. If you use a yarn with different yardage per 100g make sure to purchase yarn based upon the total metres required per strand.

Needles: 3.5 mm & 4 mm circular needles and/or DPNs

Needle sizes are recommended, choose a size needed to achieve gauge.

Gauge: 20 stitches & 26 rows per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette after blocking on larger needles.

Although the swatch can be knit in stockinette, it may be a good idea to practice the bobbles and some of the lace pattern to make sure you like the look of the yarn and to double check that your gauge does not change significantly.

Notions: A crochet hook of approx size 3 - 4 mm, 2 spare cables or waste yarn to hold the back and shoulders, at least 9 stitch markers, with one contrasting marker to indicate the BOR.

Difficulty: Advanced. This is NOT a beginner pattern. The pattern is mostly based upon knitting from a chart, therefore you must be able to read knitting charts and be able to translate these charts from working in the round to knitting flat. Although the pattern repeats are fairly straightforward there are a few special stitches including a crochet bobble (although this could be replaced with a knitted bobble if preferred) and triple decreases. The pattern also features charted German short rows. I would not recommend this pattern for your first ever raglan sweater which has German short row shaping. To work the sleeve taper you will also need to be able to understand the lace pattern in order to place decreases correctly, this is not described line by line in the pattern due to variation in arm lengths.