Angelus Novus by Renée Callahan

Angelus Novus

October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1015 - 1550 yards (928 - 1417 m)
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The Klee Collection

The Klee Collection is a gathering of knitting patterns close to my heart. Although I trained as an art historian, I rarely get a chance to see even a fraction of the amazing art on offer in London. A few years ago the Tate Modern held an exhibition of Paul Klee’s work and it was like visiting an old friend. The inspiration to design my first collection came quickly and I have named each of the designs after a painting by Klee.

Angelus Novus

Angelus Novus is an easy-to-wear cardigan with an innovative construction, both fun to knit and surprisingly quick. It begins with a garter-tab cast on at the lower back and grows up and around the body. It flatters many body types and can be worn with a casual comfort or as an elegant layer. Worn open, it has the effect of a waterfall front, or can be secured with a beautiful shawl pin or single snap closure. The sample is worked in beautiful Blacker Swan Falkland Islands Wool, which is a thick DK weight, but a worsted- or even aran-weight yarn would also be great.

S, M, L, XL
Bust: 33.5 (39.25, 45.25, 51.25) inches/
85 (100, 115, 130) cm
Note: The sweater has considerable ease built in. For example, the medium can accommodate bust sizes from 34 inches-40 inches comfortably. The sample sweater is size Medium. I have a 36” bust and the sweater has a lot of room. People with much larger busts have also been happy with the fit of the medium size.

Blacker Swan DK (100% Superwash Falkland Islands Wool; 119 yd/110 m per 50 g ball) in colorway Stone;
9 (11, 12, 14) balls.

Note: The Blacker Swan DK is a very thick DK. If substituting yarns, consider a heavy worsted or even aran-weight yarn for a similar density of fabric, or a DK for a looser fabric with more drape.
1015 (1195, 1375, 1550) yards/940 (1105, 1270, 1435) metres

US #9/5.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge long circular and double-pointed needles or your choice of needle for sleeve knitting.

Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, 1 removable st marker.


There is no double yarnover to knit and purl on Row 10.
It should read:

Row 10 and all even rows without a double yarnover: K3, SM, purl to marker, SM, k3, SM, purl to marker, SM, k3.

Row 16 and all rows with a double yarnover: K3, SM, purl to double yo, drop one yo and p1, k1 into the remaining yo, purl to marker, SM, k3, SM, purl to double yo, drop one yo and p1, k1 into the remaining yo, purl to marker, SM, k3.