Turdus genus includes many species of blackbirds and thrushes, two loving birds. There is a large mulberry tree in my garden. A few years ago, a blackbird was sheltering there. As soon as I sat down at the garden table he would come to see me, hopping for a moment a meter away. Then he would return to its tree. Unfortunately, today it has disappeared. I dedicate this sweater to it.
Turdus is worked top down and in the round within stocking stitches. Stitches are picked at the armholes and sleeves are worked in the round. It is a very classical sweater, with about 2 inches (5 cm) ease, a slight A line and 3 / 1 ribs. A band of Fair Isle worked in a contrasting colour emphasizes the yoke and the sleeves hems. Turdus is given in 5 sizes (S, M1, M2, L, XL) (see table 1a or table 1b). It has been designed with 2 in / 5 cm positive ease. If you wish a more relaxed sweater choose a larger size. Final measurements (inch) S M1 M2 L XL Chest circumference 36½ 38 40 43½ 47 Hem circumference 38 39¼ 41½ 45 49 Height under the armhole 15 15 15 15½ 16 Arm circumference 12½ 13¼ 13¾ 14 14½
- Knitting pattern
- Full instruction
- Metric measures and Imperial measures
Materials you need at home:
- Rowan Camello (wool 68%, camel 18%, nylon 14% ; 0.88 oz / 25 g, 191” / 175 m), MC: colour SH00003, pavement: 9 (10, 10, 11, 12) balls. CC: colour SH00004, rich red: 1 ball.
- Circular needle US 6 / 4 mm, 32” / 80 cm or size to obtain the gauge.
- Circular needle US 6 / 4 mm (or size to maintain the gauge while working a small circumference), 24” / 60 cm for sleeves.
- Circular needle US 5 / 3.75 mm (or 1 size smaller than the main needle) for neckline
- Circular needle US 4 / 3.5 mm (or 2 sizes smaller than the main needle) for neckline
- 3 stitches markers.
- 1 tapestry needle.