Aspen by Michele Wang
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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 bust, 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 a printed book (or print book with e-book combo) at


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 bust, buttoned
Intended Ease: + 3–5” (7.5–12.5cm)
Sample shown is size 41¼” (105 cm) with 7¼“ (18.5 cm) ease on model

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.