Embrace the A-line! Dominy's flattering shape is perfect for any body type. It flares out from the yoke down to a hem that dips slightly at front and back. The upper body and sleeves are stockinette with cuffs and hem that combine double moss stitch and a chevron knit/purl pattern. The sweater is worked from the bottom up, with the front and back hems worked separately and then joined. The body is worked circularly upwards to the armholes. The sleeves are worked from the cuff up in the round and then joined to the body at the armholes. Dominy is designed to be worn with 4-5" of ease but is quite flexible, as it is worn with 10" of ease on one model and 1/2" on the other and both are quite flattering. The finished chest measurements are 34.25 (38, 42, 4.25, 50.25, 54)" and hem circumferences are 35.5 (40.25, 45, 47.5, 52.25, 57)". Lengths at the back are 19.25 (20, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23)". Dominy can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Gudrun Johnston design a skill level rating of 4 out of 5 (adventurous intermediate).
Brooklyn Tweed created Peerie for designs that benefit from good drape and sharp stitch definition. Peerie is a worsted-spun 4-ply yarn so it is smooth and strong. It has a subtle sheen that enhances the 3-dimensionality of textured stitches by creating areas of light and shadow. Peerie is made from US-sourced Merino wool and is spun and dyed in the US. Peerie is a fingering weight yarn and in Dominy, it is knit at 6.75 stitches per inch in stockinette, after blocking.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle in US size 3 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- 24" circular needle in US size 3
- 16" circular needle in US size 3
- double point needles in US size 3
- stitch holders or waste yarn
- stitch markers in 3 colors, plus a unique one for BOR
- cable needle for 42", 46.25", 50.25", and 54" only
- for Sunday method short rows: smooth fingering weight waste yarn
- T-pins for blocking
- tapestry needle
Dominy is shown in Peerie color 635 Burnished. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above, using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Peerie page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.
Like this design but prefer something longer? Dominy comes in a classic length as well.