Saddler in Shelter

Saddler in Shelter
Item Number: KK-YB-2585
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Detailed Description

A note from Brooklyn Tweed: "The third and seveth sizes use nearly 9 and 12 skeins of MC, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work."

Get your racing stripes on! Sporty stripes that are stitched on after the sweater is complete accentuate the sleeves and sides of this saddle-shouldered beauty. It is worked as four flat pieces that are then joined, with stitches picked up at the neck for the ribbing. This design can be customized in the length and body shaping. We're kitting the cropped version with shaping in the chest for a curvy body. The pattern also provides instructions for a hip-length version as well as a hip-length version with a classic silhouette without bust shaping. The finished chest measurements for the shaped, cropped version shown above are 38.75 (42, 46, 50, 54.25, 58, 62.25, 65.75, 69.5, 72.75, 76.25)" with lengths of 30.25 (31.25, 32, 32.5, 32.5, 33, 33.5)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn tweed rates this Aiste Butkeviciene design as skill level 3 of 5 (intermediate).

Saddler was designed using Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter, a 100% wool yarn and the first yarn designed by Brooklyn Tweed. It is a a woolen-spun yarn so it is lofty, for a lightweight but warm sweater. Wet blocking gives it a soft hand and slight fuzzy halo. Shelter is a worsted weight yarn and is knit at 4.75 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch in this design.

The kit includes the pattern and yarn for the shaped, cropped version. For this project you will also need:

  • 32" circular needle or single point needles in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
  • If you adjusted the needle size above to get gauge, adjust the needle sizes below accordingly
  • 32" circular needle or single point needles in US size 3 (optional; for pockets)
  • tapestry needle

If you would like the hip-length version or the classic fit, you will need additional yarn. For the shaped, hip-length version, purchase additional 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2 or 3, 2, 2, 3) skeins of the main color. (The eighth size uses all of the additional 2 skeins and some knitters may need a third skein.) For the classic version with the hip length, buy additional 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2) skeins of the main color.

Saddler is shown in Shelter color 2 Woodsmoke with 16 Almanac and 24 Old World as the accent stripes. If you would like your sweater to be in these colors, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Shelter page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your three color choices in the box above. Please specify which is the main color.