Bracondale by Laura Chau

Bracondale

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern Chart, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1705 - 2580 yards (1559 - 2359 m)
37¾ (40¼, 42¼, 45, 48, 52)" circumference at bust
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Bundle into a plush, oversized turtleneck pullover for late-season trips to the mountains. Laura Chau puts a surprising slant on uncomplicated cables and ribs by working Bracondale’s front and back on the bias. The sweater begins with the ribbed side panels, back, and front worked individually and seamed together. The ribbed sleeves are worked in the round from stitches picked up at the armholes; the turtleneck is picked up and worked in the round, then completed with a tubular bind-off for elasticity and a professional finish. An integrated i-cord hem lends polish and stability to the lower edge of the garment. We styled Bracondale with five inches of ease; choose a size closer to your actual measurements if you prefer a sleek fit. Knit it in a richly saturated hue from the Shelter palette or opt for an elegant neutral.

MATERIALS
1705 (1870, 2020, 2165, 2340, 2580) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Plume

GAUGE
26 stitches & 33 rows = 4” over Cable Pattern Chart, after blocking
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing, after blocking

NEEDLES
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
37¾ (40¼, 42¼, 45, 48, 52)“ circumference at bust
Intended ease: +2-4”
Sample shown in size 40¼” with +5¼“ ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5