Bradbury by Julie Hoover


April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1530 - 2465 yards (1399 - 2254 m)
39¼ (43½, 47¾, 51¾, 56, 60¼)” circumference at chest
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Savvy stripes: as good at the drafting table as they are for lazy Sundays at the coffeehouse with a favorite dystopian novel. Worked in pieces and seamed, Bradbury is precisely tailored through the shoulders for a neat and comfortable fit. The raglan seams are exposed for a constructed look at the yoke, and a block of the lighter color emphasizes the breadth of the shoulders. We chose a high-contrast color pairing for graphic impact; try a subtle shift between warm and cool neutrals or pair closely related shades for an entirely different feel.

Pieces are worked flat from the bottom up, and sewn together.


Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

1255 (1365, 1505, 1620, 1765, 1830) yards Color 1 (C1)
275 (325, 380, 445, 505, 635) yards Color 2 (C2)


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins C1 and 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skein(s) C2
Photographed in colors Pumpernickel (C1) & Fossil (C2)


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


Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16” and 24” circular needles, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (24” length optional; for Neckband and Tubular Cast On)
One each 16” and 24” circular needles, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Bind Off only):
One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

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 variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

39¼ (43½, 47¾, 51¾, 56, 60¼)” circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 43½” with + 4½” ease on models

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

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1×1 Tubular Cast On
Chain Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
1×1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

4 out of 5