Kate Davies's Doocot, whose name evokes the Scots word for a dove cote or for any cozy compartment or room, is worked from the top down, shaped by raglan increases. Worked up in cozy Lore (100% Kent lambswool), it offers a warm layering piece that will serve you well this coming season. It may be knit to a cropped length or longer, although the yardage requirements here are for the original cropped version. You will need approximately 37 (42, 47, 52, 58) yards of yarn for every inch added.
This sweater is designed to fit with 4-10" of positive ease. The sizes listed here correspond to the actual measurement of the finished garment, so to achieve the recommended fit, please choose a size that is 4-10" larger than your chest/bust measurement at its fullest point.
- Size 1: 36.5" bust
- Size 2: 40.5" bust
- Size 3: 43.5" bust
- Size 4: 46.5" bust
- Size 5: 48" bust
- Size 6: 51" bust
- Size 7: 55" bust
- Size 8: 58" bust
Each kit contains sufficient yarn in the color of your choice to make the indicated size and the pattern for Doocot. We will purchase a copy of Doocot for you via Ravelry, so you will automatically receive both a printed copy and an emailed PDF. If you would also like to have this pattern in your Ravelry library, please note your Ravelry ID (not your password!) in the "Notes" field when you check out!
Please note that this kit does not include needles. You will need US Size 4 and US 5 32" circular needles (or size needed to achieve gauge) and double-points (if you don't wish to use the magic loop technique). If you don't already have the appropriate needles at home, you can shop Spun's selection of circular needles here and our selection of double-points here.
If you'd like to make your kit a gift (for yourself or someone else), or if you just wish to keep your new project tidy and organized, choose either the Spun Rope Handle Bag with Pin or the Spun Messenger Bag with Pin, and we will package your purchase accordingly!