Amherst by Ann McCauley

Amherst

Knitting
May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with size A needle, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
925 - 1680 yards (846 - 1536 m)
33 (35½, 39, 43½, 48, 51½)" finished garment at chest
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“A simple A-line sheath, enhanced with fluid cable transitions, juxtaposes classic and modern, elegant and casual, complex and understated elements. A pleasure to knit and a pleasure to wear; comfort and timeless style prevail.” – Ann McCauley


CONSTRUCTION
Garment is worked flat in two pieces from the bottom up and then seamed.

MATERIALS
Approximately 925 (1050, 1185, 1340, 1510, 1680) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Barn Owl

GAUGE
Working Gauge:
24 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Cable Twist Ribbing with Size A needle; before blocking
20 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle; before blocking
24 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Tudor Grillwork Cable pattern with Size A needle; before blocking

Finished Gauge:
22 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Cable Twist Ribbing with Size A needle; after blocking
18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle; after blocking
20 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Tudor Grillwork Cable pattern with Size A needle; after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for garment pieces):
One pair of straight needles or one 32” long circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for section of Yoke, Edging and Bands):
One each 16” and 24” long circular needles one size smaller than Size A Needle
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33 (35½, 39, 43½, 48, 51½)“ finished garment at chest
Sample shown is size 35½” with 1½” ease on model

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SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

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