Alvy by Jared Flood
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Alvy

Knitting
January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1020 - 1745 yards (933 - 1596 m)
33 (37¼, 41½, 45¾, 50, 54)” circumference at bust
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A classic seaman’s gansey adapted with feminine shaping adds tomboy charm to any wardrobe. Alvy features coin cables on a ground of double moss stitch, knit from a combination of charts and written directions. The pullover is worked in the round in Shelter from a tubular cast on. Waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and a traditional 2-4” of ease keep the silhouette flattering. The cuffs, hem, and shoulders are embellished with welt details for an extra touch of nautical flair.

Yardage

1020 (1145, 1290, 1435, 1610, 1745) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac

Gauge

19 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: Be sure to check both gauges.

10-stitch panel from Coin Cable Chart measures 1½” wide 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: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing and Welts)
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Tubular Cast On & Neckband only)
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

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

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

33 (37¼, 41½, 45¾, 50, 54)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 2–4″
Sample shown is size 37¼” with + 4¼” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
1×1 Tubular Cast On
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Short Rows: Turn & Slip Method
Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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