Benton by Julie Hoover

Benton

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1515 - 2485 yards (1385 - 2272 m)
45¼ (49¼, 53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼)” [115 (125, 135.25, 145, 155.5, 166 cm)] circumference at chest (seamed)
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

“With a deep V-neckline, wide drop shoulders, split hemline and fun bold stripes, I can see it being worn year-round for almost any occasion. It’s seriously comfortable, too. Have fun choosing your favorite color stripe combinations!” – Julie Hoover


CONSTRUCTION
Front and Back pieces are worked flat from the bottom up. Sleeves are worked circularly from the cuff to the armhole.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
45¼ (49¼, 53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼)” [115 (125, 135.25, 145, 155.5, 166 cm)] circumference at chest (seamed)
Samples A & B are size 49¼” modeled with 15¼”/39 cm positive ease
Sample C is size 57¼“ modeled with 14”/35.5 cm positive ease

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

MATERIALS
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
645 (750, 840, 900, 975, 1135) yards of Color 1 (C1)
870 (895, 1030, 1170, 1315, 1350) yards of Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins C1; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins C2

Sample A photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Old World (C2)
Sample B photographed in colors Woodsmoke (C1) and Embers (C2)
Sample C photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Caribou (C2)

GAUGE
24 stitches & 34 rows/rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: It is recommended that both flat and circular gauges be checked before beginning garment

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 24” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Tubular Cast On and Neckband):
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On, due to variances in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop Method for small-circumference circular knitting.

SKILL LEVEL
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