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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lochy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase, decrease, intarsia, cast on, bind off.

Pattern Description:

The fella had been pestering me to knit him a new sweater for a long time. I told him that if he wanted to design a sweater I would include it in my next collection and together we came up with Lochy.
Inspired by vintage cowichan cardigans, Lochy features the raglan sleeves, zip front and cozy rolled collar of a traditional cowichan but we gave Lochy a little Scottish flavour by adding tartan to the sleeves and a ram's skull to the back. The fella is delighted with his new sweater and wants to wear it now, even though the temperatures are too high for such a warm and cozy garment!


18 stitches x 24 rows = 4"/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch using US 9/5.5mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 35 (37, 39.5, 41.5, 44, 45.5, 48, 49.5, 51, 53)"/ 89 (94, 100.5, 105.5, 111.5, 115.5, 123, 125.5, 129.5, 134.5) cm Note:** Allow 2-3" / 5-7.5cm of positive ease.*


  • Blue Sky Alpacas Techno (68% Baby Alpaca / 10% Extra Fine Merino / 22% Silk), 50g/1.76oz, 120yds/109.5m. MC: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins of Fame. CC1: 1 Skein of Club Grey. CC2: 1 Skein of Marquee Yellow. CC3: 1 Skein of Cha-Cha Red. CC4: 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) Skeins of Suede. CC5: 1 Skein of Rouge. Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair of US 8/5mm knitting needles 1 24"/60cm or longer US 9/5.5mm circular needle - although knitted flat, I recommend using a long circular needle to hold the large number of stitches.