Albion by Michele Wang
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Albion

Knitting
April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1290 - 2040 yards (1180 - 1865 m)
39 (43, 46¾, 50¾, 54¾, 58½)” circumference at chest
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Sailor style refined for the modern man. Albion is a Guernsey pullover in Shelter, featuring bands of directional chevrons worked in purl stitches for a current and classic effect. Albion knits up quickly in the round from the ribbed hem and cuffs to underarm; the yoke and set-in sleeve caps are worked flat with garter stitch selvedges and seamed together. Choose a subdued neutral he can wear over brightly patterned shirts or go playful with a bold hue like Hayloft.

Yardage

1290 (1400, 1560, 1700, 1900, 2040) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

10 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac

Gauge

20½ stitches & 33 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
20½ stitches & 37½ rows/rounds = 4″ in Front or Back Chart Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only):
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs and 16″ circular if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

39 (43, 46¾, 50¾, 54¾, 58½)” circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3–4″
Sample shown is size 43″ with + 4″ ease on models

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2×2 Tubular Cast On
Sloped Bind Off
2×2 Tubular Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.