Chota is a classic. The back, front, and set-in sleeves are knit flat and then seamed. Stitches are picked up and worked for the cabled collar. The cable pattern is worked from written instructions. Chota is designed to be worn with 7.5-9.5" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 41.5 (45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5)" with finished lengths of 33 (34, 34.5, 35.5, 36)". Designed by Lisa Richardson and rated by Rowan as skill level experienced.
Chota is knit using Rowan's Alpaca Classic. This is an unusual yarn, made by stuffing a fine cotton mesh tube with alpaca fibers. The result is a fluffy yarn with a lot of warmth. It is a sport weight yarn and is knit in this project at 6 stitches per inch in the cable pattern.
The kit includes the pattern (and full issue of Rowan Magazine 64) and yarn for the sweater. For this project you will also need:
- single point needles in US size 5 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- single point needles in US size 3
- circular needle, 47" or longer, in US size 3
- cable needle
- 2 stitch holders
- 6 buttons
- tapestry needle
Chota is shown in Alpaca Classic color 116 Soft Satin. If you would like your project to be in this color, simply order the kit using the pull-down menu above to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Alpaca Classic page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.