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Worked from the top down, Dorsett has a large stitch repeat in the yoke, and optional colourwork charts for the body and sleeve. 

This sweater is part of a informal series inspired by William Gibson’s Neuromancer - it’s named for Henry Dorsett Case, a hacker who navigates cyberspace, where logic is visual.

Due to the large scale of the colourwork, sizing is achieved by altering gauge. Sizes S1 and M1 are worked in worsted weight at a gauge of 4.5 sts/inch, while S2 & M2 are worked in Aran weight yarn at a gauge of 4.25 sts/inch. 

The sleeve silhouette becomes less dramatic as the sizes go up, and all can be worked on 16” circulars until the cuff. 

Increases in the yoke chart use a directional backwards loop method - a thorough YouTube tutorial is linked in the techniques section.


Choosing a Size: This sweater is designed to be worn close fitting or with some positive ease. Choose a size very close to or just a bit larger than your actual bust measurement. Black and white sample is S1 on 35” bust, colour sample is S2 on 35” bust.

Getting Gauge: If necessary, change needles to get the same gauge in stranded colourwork and plain stockinette.


  • Number of pages: 10

  • Written instructions and charts

  • 4 Sizes: S1/S2/M1/M2, 34/36/42/44” finished bust

  • Measurements given in inches

MATERIALS: For S1 & M1, choose worsted weight, for S2 & M2, choose Aran weight.

  • MC: for plain body & sleeve: 750/750/980/980 yards; for stranded body & sleeve: 575/575/750/750 yards

  • CC1: 75/75/90/90 yards

  • CC2 (if using): 350/350/470/470 yards

  • S1 & M1: US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular and DPNS & US 8 (5 mm) 16” & 24” or 32” circular

  • S2 & M2: US 8 (5 mm) 24” circular and DPNS & US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” & 24” or 32” circular

  • Darning needle

  • Stitch marker


GAUGE: On larger needles

  • S1 & M1: 18 sts & 23 rounds over 4” square in stranded colourwork and stockinette, after blocking

  • S2 & M2: 17 sts & 20 rounds over 4” square in stranded colourwork and stockinette, after blocking

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