November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1395 - 1900 yards (1276 - 1737 m)
40¼ (42¼, 43¼, 47¼, 51¼, 55¼)" circumference at chest, with fronts meeting
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This open cardigan in braided cables and airy lace makes use of bias fabric to create unexpected angles and intersections at every turn—an alluring split at the nape of the neck, a mitered hem with a flattering line of chevrons at the sides. The back and fronts are worked flat from large charts; the stockinette sleeves are also worked flat and sewn on. Deep pockets warm your hands and hold your treasures. Apex is the kind of garment you can throw on to pull any outfit together, so choose a color from the Shelter palette that coordinates with your wardrobe staples.

This pattern is part of Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s CAPSULE Collection for Brooklyn Tweed. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an ebook at brooklyntweed.com.


The pieces are worked flat from the bottom up and then sewn together. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches on the back.


1395 (1450, 1495, 1680, 1785, 1900) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


10 (11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt


18 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking

21 stitches = 4” wide in Right or Left Slanting Chart pattern (measured parallel to the cast-on edge), after blocking

41 (44, 46, 52, 57, 63) stitches = approximately 6¾ (7¼, 7½, 8½, 9½, 10½)“ wide in Right or Left Slanting Chart pattern (measured from side edge to center edge), after blocking

38-stitch panel from Center Back Chart measures 7” wide & 25 rows = 4”, after blocking


One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

40¼ (42¼, 43¼, 47¼, 51¼, 55¼)“ circumference at chest, with fronts meeting
Sample shown is size 40¼” with + 5” ease on model

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:
Crocheted Cast On
Kitchener Stitch
Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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