A study in field patterns! With a scooped neck and side shaping, Field Study combines elegance with warmth.
The sweater is knitted from the bottom up in rounds, with a steek for the front neck opening. Though the stranded patttern for the sleevecaps is different to that in the body, they are worked at the same time as the body using Barbara Walker's 'simultaneous set-in sleeve' method. The saddle shoulders are also integral, using a short row method I devised to create a gentle shoulder slope whilst continuing in the round.
The PDF pattern includes clearly illustrated tutorials for crochet provisional cast-on, lifted increases, slip-stitch steek reinforcement, and kitchener stitch.
The given sizes are for the wearer’s actual full bust measurement. The finished sweater includes 4 to 8.5cm/1.5 to 3.25 inches of positive ease.
Tension/gauge is 29 sts and 31 rounds per 10cm/4", measured after blocking.