Blume by Norah Gaughan

Blume

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in chart patterns with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1385 - 2315 yards (1266 - 2117 m)
31½ (36, 39½, 44, 47½, 52, 55½)” [80 (91.5, 100.5, 112, 120.5, 132, 141) cm]
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Blume is a classic pullover perching serenely in a comfortable spot between oversized and fitted. Its fabric features rippling cables surrounding purls on a predominantly stockinette body, rather like marbled rock or traveling vines. While expressively textured, the allover placement of the cables makes Blume’s fabric appear evenly balanced and leaves enough room for a deep and luxurious folded-over turtleneck to weather the crisp chill.

This pullover in Arbor is worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up, then sewn together. After assembly, the collar is picked up and worked in the round. The cabled motif is worked from charts only.

Yarn

  • 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Rainier

Yardage

  • 1385 (1525, 1675, 1825, 2005, 2150, 2315) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 24 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in chart patterns with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and one 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

  • 31½ (36, 39½, 44, 47½, 52, 55½)” [80 (91.5, 100.5, 112, 120.5, 132, 141) cm] circumference at bust

  • Intended Ease: + 4″ [10 cm]

  • Sample shown is size 39¼” [99.5 cm] with 6.25″ [16 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On

  • Sloped Bind Off

  • Grafted Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

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