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worsted weight yarn


Sydney by Kate Oates is a form-fitting (if you so desire), voluptuous cowl neck pullover perfect for the chilly fall weather. The construction of this sweater is the focus point and fun puzzle of this sweater—the set-in sleeves are worked in the round! Yes, the sleeves, back, and front are all joined at the underarm and then worked contiguously. The glorious cowl is picked up and worked in the round. All you have to do is find the perfect buttons for this star piece of knitwear!

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Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Kate Oates
Yarn:   Forge
Skill Level:   3 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): lake (denim blue), 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); 32.75 (36.25, 39.5, 43, 46.25, 49.75, 53, 56.5, 59.75, 63.25, 66.5, 70)” 83 (92, 100.5, 109, 117.5, 126.5, 134.5, 143.5, 152, 160.5, 169, 178) cm finished bust circumference, buttoned. Pullover shown measures 36.25” 92 cm with zero positive ease.

Size A: (for body): US 7 (4.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle.
Size B: (for body ribbing, sleeves and sleeve ribbing): US 6 (4 mm): 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle and set of 5 DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; 10 buttons 1” (2.5 cm) in diameter.

19 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Cable Pattern on Size A needle.
20 sts and 27 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st on Size B needle.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; cabling with (or without) a cable needle; Kitchener stitch; 3-stitch buttonholes.

About the Designer

Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and author of several books: GrownKnits for Boys, and Knitting Clothes Kids Love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, Tot Toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan and boys Jesse, Charlie, Oliver + Eliot (4 very handsome Tot Toppers models). You might also see the Oates crew at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers! Find her design work at, on Instagram @kateoatesdesign, and on Ravelry as tot topper.

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