Hawksbill Turtleneck

Nov 14, 2014
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Cozy, warm, and on-trend for this winter, this loose-fitting turtleneck-with ribbing at neck, hem, and cuffs-is worked from the top down in the round in a richly textured stitch pattern.

DESIGNER Jill Hanratty

FINISHED SIZE 39 1/2 (42 3/4, 48, 51 1/2, 54 3/4)" bust/chest/hip circumference. Modeled in size 39 1/2". Garment is designed to have loose fit with 5-6" ease. 26 1/4 (27 1/4, 28, 28 3/4, 29 3/4)" back length from shoulder.

YARN Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yd [146 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #7525 manatee, 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS 12 st markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE Hdc rib: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4"; cl patt: 7 cls and 7 rows = 6"; FP/BPdc rib: 14 sts and 10 rows = 4".

Hawksbill Turtleneck
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Hawksbill Turtleneck Neck

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barbflom wrote
on Dec 31, 2014 7:32 PM

There seems to be a misprint in the pattern.  The Notes indicate that the raglan increases are made by inserting 8 half-clusters on odd rounds and 4 half-clusters on even rounds.  However, in the pattern itself, the even round text seems to indicate that there is an extra half-cluster at the end of the row.  (The even row also indicates, contrary to the Notes, that there are 8 half-clusters in the row... which can't be right.)  As you might expect, following the pattern precisely leads to one corner of the raglan billowing out, throwing off the symmetry.  Having ripped out the yoke twice (once to the beginning, once halfway), I'm getting a bit frustrated... but on this next redo I'm skipping the 'extra' half-cluster on even rows. 

Other than this impediment, I think it's a lovely stitch pattern and will make a gorgeous sweater. 

Suznhounds wrote
on Jan 8, 2015 7:24 PM

The instructions are extremely confusing, I'm usually good at reading charts plus the written directions but I have ripped out row 1 and two of the yoke about six times. The mathematics don't seem to be correct. 

If I foll the directions I have 60 sc and after doing 7 clusters 4x uses 2 sc each you end up with having used 56 sc, the half clusters are in the shared sc with the clusters so I have 4 left over. Does anyone ou there know what is wrong here,

Also thereseem to be rs and ws for different sizes?

Very Very confusing!!!!


Beautiful sweater but so far it seems impossible to finish.

Is there anyway to contact the designer?

artsydaisy wrote
on Jan 8, 2015 8:15 PM

I also had a lot of trouble with this pattern and I can't get the yoke figured out.  It is a great looking sweater and I am excited to make it.  Please post corrections so we can enjoy this beautiful pattern.  Thanks :)

Suznhounds wrote
on Jan 14, 2015 2:59 PM

I really wish there was a photo or sketch of what the yoke should look like. Should it be a square, or a rectangle ,does it have ease in the corners? Should the corners be clean and sharp or roundish? 

I have tried making this so many times following the directions and also tweaking them and it just doesn't seem to work.

Has anyone actually completed this?

I'm totally frustrated.

I'd love to know where I've gone wrong  HELP PLEASE!!!

on Mar 9, 2015 9:12 PM

I am having trouble visualizing the cluster stitch.  It defiitely does not look like the photos if i follow the directions.  Any help would be so welcome.  Perhaps a video?

Also - if the patterns are available on line, then why am i paying for a subscription?  (I'm new here)

Looking forward to any/all responses.