Albion by Michele Wang

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.


Construction

  • The body is worked circularly from the bottom up, then the front and back are worked flat to the shoulders with a garter stitch selvedge {GSS} at each edge. The sleeves are worked circularly to the underarm, then the cap is worked flat with a garter stitch selvedge {GSS} at each edge. The neckband is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly, and is bound off using the Tubular Bind Off, or simply bound off in pattern, if preferred.
  • The Sloped Bind Off is used when shaping the shoulders and neck.

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
Sample shown is size 43″ with + 4″ ease on models

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

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.