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STRANGE BREW SWEATER RECIPE BOOK :: DESIGN YOUR OWN SWEATER

£7.50

Want to design a sweet custom sweater?

YOU CAN.

Strange Brew makes it simple.

Just follow the instructions, we’ve done the math for you and included 25 sizes. Pick some pretty motifs and cast on now!

The recipe includes:

  • Instructions for designing your sweater top-down or bottom-up
  • An overview of round yoke design.
  • A ‘plug and play’ round yoke guideline pattern (just follow the pattern - no math!).
  • Nearly 100 stitch patterns to get you started
  • A ‘wedge design’ strategy for the more adventurous knitter.

Finished Chest measurements:

worsted / aran: 18.5 (21.5, 24, 24, 26.5, 29.5, 29.5, 32, 34.5, 37.5, 37.5, 40, 42.5, 45.5, 48, 50.5, 56, 58.5, 37.5, 42.5, 45.5, 50.5, 53.5, 58.5, 61.5)

DK: 17.5 (19.5, 22, 24, 26, 28.5, 30.5, 30.5, 32.5, 35, 37, 39.5, 41.5, 46, 48, 50, 54.5, 59, 37, 41.5, 46, 48, 52.5, 56.5, 61)

sock/fingering: 18.5 (20.5, 22, 24, 26, 27.5, 29.5, 31.5, 33, 35, 37, 39, 42.5, 44.5, 48, 51.5, 55.5, 59, 27, 40.5, 44.5, 50, 53.5, 57, 61)

Yarn
worsted / aran
MC: 300 (400, 450, 550, 600, 700, 800, 850, 900, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1600, 1650, 1100, 1250, 1300, 1500, 1550, 1650, 1800) yards
CC: 150 (200, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 400, 450, 500, 500, 550, 600, 600, 600, 650, 650, 650, 550, 600, 650, 700, 700, 750, 750) yards

DK
MC: 350 (425, 500, 600, 675, 800, 900, 950, 1050, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650, 1850, 2000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1900, 2100) yards
CC: 150 (200, 250, 300, 300, 400, 450, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 650, 700. 700. 750. 750, 750, 600, 650, 700, 750, 750, 800, 800) yards

sock / fingering
MC: 400 (500, 550, 650, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1750, 1950, 2150, 2300 , 1300, 1500, 1650, 1950, 2050, 2200, 2350) yards
CC: 200 (250, 250, 300, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 800, 800, 900, 900, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 900) yards

Gauge

worsted/aran: 18 sts & 21 rounds / 4” in stranded colourwork on larger needles

DK: 22 sts & 26 rounds / 4” in stranded colourwork on larger needles

sock/fingering: 26 sts & 30 rounds / 4” in stranded colourwork on larger needles

Needles

worsted/aran: US #6 / 4mm & US #8 / 5mm (or as required to achieve gauge)

DK: US #4 / 3.5mm & US #6 / 4mm (or as required to achieve gauge)

sock/fingering: US #2 / 2.75mm & US #4 / 3.5mm (or as required to achieve gauge)

Needle sizes noted are suggestions only. Make swatches to determine the size you need to achieve gauge over stockinette.

Needle lengths: 0-6 mo - 4 yrs: 16” circulars and DPNs in each size*
4 yrs - Women’s XS: 16” circulars, 24” circulars, and DPNs in each size*
Women’s S - Men’s 4XL: 16” circulars, 32” circulars, and DPNs in each size
Alternatively you can use the magic loop technique to knit in the round using a single long circular needle.

Notions
stitch markers, darning needle