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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sotherton

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • twist stitches
  • work in the round
  • work from charts

Pattern Description:

"You have a very smiling scene before you," (said Mr. Crawford.) "Do you mean literally or figuratively? Literally, I conclude. Yes, certainly, the sun shines, and the park looks very cheerful. But unluckily that iron gate, that ha-ha, give me a feeling of restraint and hardship. 'I cannot get out,' as the starling said." As (Miss Bertram) spoke, and it was with expression, she walked to the gate: he followed her. "Mr. Rushworth is so long fetching this key!" Mansfield Park

Inspired by the iron gates sprinkled, frustratingly, throughout the grounds at Mr. Rushworth's estate of Sotherton, Sotherton's Gothic Lattice pattern prettily constrains a knitter's curves. Worked in the round from the bottom up, this pullover's fit is close and elegant with the twist-stitch lines lengthening the wearer.
While those gates proved no match for Miss Bertram's determination to trespasswith Mr. Crawford's assistancethis sweater will get you "in" anywhere

Rigorously tested and professionally tech edited. Originally published in Jane Austen Knits, Summer 2012.

Sotherton is copyright Kathleen Dames and is for individual use only. All rights reserved. You may print this pattern for your own personal use only. You may not distribute this pattern in printed or electronic format, for free or for resale.

Thanks, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen


22 sts and 29 rnds = 4 inches in Twisted 2 6 Ribbing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS (S, M, L, XL) (shown in M with 4" negative ease
  • Chest circumference: 273/4 (311/4, 341/2, 381/4, 431/4) inches


  • Madeline Tosh, Tosh DK (100% superwash Merino; 225 yds/ 110g): filigree, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7)
  • Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of five double-pointed needles (dpns).

You Will Also Need:

  • Markers (m)
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1575 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh dk


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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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