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Saven Knit Along

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We are excited to be hosting a Saven knit-a-long starting November 5th. Cathryn chose our next KAL, she'll lead this one, and she chose this terrific pattern. We will meet every Friday from 3-5 through December 17th to knit this beautiful sweater together. Come in or shop online to find your yarn. We are taking pre-orders of Hudson+West Forge for Saven through October 27th, so we will have exactly what you want if it is not currently in stock. If Forge is not your choice, we have a number of other yarns that will work beautifully.

"Saven by Meghan Babin is an updated twist on the classic New England-style cabled Fisherman’s pullover. Drawing inspiration from the silver screen, this unisex design is based on the moth-eaten cabled sweater worn by Ransom Drysdale (Chris Evans) in the film Knives Out. Meghan kept one of the flanking cables from the original, but explored similar-but-different cables and fit-focused shoulder shaping to create not a replica, but a sibling to the original inspiration.

"The construction of this pullover is based on ASTM for Men with modification notes provided for a more petite fit (as shown in Version 2). Classic menswear waist shaping instructions are provided (as shown in Version 1), as well as full instructions for no waist shaping. The shoulder shaping for this pullover is a combination of raglan and saddle shoulder shaping, resulting in a beautifully tailored and comfortable fit.

"Saven is worked from the bottom up in pieces, blocked, and seamed in finishing. Optional directions for tubular cast ons provided. The foldover crew neckband is picked up and worked in the round, and then folded over and stitches are picked up from the inner neckline and bound off together for a tidy folded neckband.

And ICYMI, Saven is an anagram for Evans."

Finished Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10); 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178) cm finished chest circumference. Pullover shown on Brendan measures 46” / 117 cm finished chest with waist shaping, worn with 6” / 15.25 cm of positive ease. Pullover shown on Laura measures 38” / 96.5 cm finished chest without waist shaping, worn with 5” / 12.75 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds / 200 m; 3.5 oz. / 100 g):
Version 1: fawn (natural oatmeal), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.
Version 2: lake (denim blue), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.

Needles
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 / 4.5 mm: 32” / 80 cm circ.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 3.75mm: 32” / 80 cm circ.
Size C (for tubular cast on and neckband): US 4 / 3.5 mm: 32” / 80 cm circ and 16” / 40 cm circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.

Gauge
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Rev Stockinette stitch on Size A needle.
4.75” / 12 cm = width of Chart C on Size A needle.

Skills Required
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting; picking up stitches; seaming; (optional) tubular cast on and bind off.

Gorgeous photos © Hudson + West Co. / Hudson River Photographer