Aspen by Michele Wang


January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in chart patterns with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2485 - 3765 yards (2272 - 3443 m)
38 (41¼, 45¼, 49, 53¼, 57¼)" [96.5 (105, 115, 124.5, 135.5, 145.5) cm] circumference at chest, buttoned
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Wonderfully warm on winter mornings as it may be, this knee-length knitted robe in Shelter is too beautiful to confine to the house. A symphony of extravagant cables demands public appreciation. On top of its ornate motifs, Aspen boasts a full array of perfect details: a large shawl collar shaped with short rows, set-in sleeves, generous pockets, a ribbed belt and belt loops. Subtle A-line shaping allows for easy movement within a trim silhouette. This robe is a master class in cable knitting; choose a light-colored yarn to best display your work.

This pattern is part of Michele Wang’s CAPSULE Collection for Brooklyn Tweed. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an e-book at


  • The cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and sewn together. The collar stitches are picked up around the front edges and back neck edge. The collar is then worked flat and shaped using Short Rows: Turn & Slip Method.
  • The Sloped Bind Off is used when shaping the armholes, shoulders, and sleeve caps.


2485 (2675, 2975, 3220, 3550, 3765) total yards of worsted weight yarn


18 (20, 22, 23, 26, 27) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Sample photographed in color Fossil


25 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in chart patterns with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing, Pocket Linings, and Belt Loops)
One 47” circular needle and two double-pointed needles (DPNs), two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

38 (41¼, 45¼, 49, 53¼, 57¼)“ / 96.5 (105, 115, 124.5, 135.5, 145.5) cm circumference at chest, buttoned
Sample shown is size 41¼” (105 cm) with 7¼“ (18.5 cm) 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:
Sloped Bind Off
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics
Short Rows: Turn & Slip Method
One Row Buttonhole

Skill Level

5 out of 5

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