Choucas is the French name for Jackdaw, a passerine bird in the crow family. Intelligent, faithful and very sociable it usually nests in towers or stone crevices located in height. Choucas is the name I gave to this oversized, simple and comfortable sweater that will occupy a privileged place in your wardrobe. Knitted with a wool and hemp yarn it has a nice drape. You can wear it all year long. It is an unisex sweater, elegant and pleasant for women and man as well. Choucas is worked in the round and bottom up to the armholes, where work is split and worked flat. Shoulders are rejoined using a three needles bind off. The sleeves are picked up at the armholes and then worked top down. The cable pattern is charted and fully written. Gauge: 15 sts and 19 rows over 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm] worked in stockinette on US 10/[6 mm] needle after blocking.
- knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- chart and full written instructions
- Six sizes
Materials you need at home:
- Rowan, Hemp tweed chunky, (75% wool, 25% true hemp; 3½ oz/100g, 120 y/110 m), colour SH001, cement: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls.
- 1 circular needle in size US 10/[6 mm] or gauge-size needle for working body.
- 2 auxiliary needles in size US 10/[6 mm] or gauge-size needle for closing the shoulders.
- 1 circular needle in size US 8/[5 mm] for working the rib and the neckline
- 5 stitch markers.
- 1 large stitches holder or scrap yarn.
- 4 small stitches holders or scrap yarn.
- One tapestry needle.