Bowen by Julie Hoover


September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Double Seed Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1420 - 2320 yards (1298 - 2121 m)
37¾ (42¼, 46¾, 50¾, 55¼, 59¾)" finished circumference at chest
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With endless possibilities to be worn alone or layered, Julie takes a classic folded collar turtleneck and transforms it into something much more fun and quirky. A wide sweater with a fitted shoulder creates the perfect comfort sweater. Viewed from the side, the offset hem comes as a little surprise and offers a flattering length in the back without creating extra bulk in the front. The allover double seed stitch texture is soft and supple and allows the garment’s modern shape to take focus.


  • Back, front and sleeve pieces are knit flat from the bottom up, then seamed together.
  • The collar is knit in the round from live and picked up stitches around the neckline.

Approximately 1420 (1550, 1740, 1895, 2120, 2320) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Truffle Hunt

Working Gauge: 22 stitches & 42 rows = 4” in Double Seed Stitch with Gauge Needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge: 22 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in Double Seed Stitch with Gauge Needle, after blocking

Gauge Needle: One pair of knitting needles and one 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

37¾ (42¼, 46¾, 50¾, 55¼, 59¾)“ finished circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 42¼” with +8” of ease on model

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