One of the qualities I admire most about Marlon Brando was his versatility. A masculine man’s man that was rough around the edges but whom took his art very seriously. I have always wanted to design a sweater inspired by Mr. Brando that prop- erly captured his bold personality, rustic masculinity, and clean, handsome style.
Brando is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed for stability. Using a smaller needle for the wide rib- bing at the hem and cuffs adds just a touch of shaping without changing the silhouette of the comfy sweater.
Remember to choose a size based on the measurement of the widest part of your torso, be that your stomach or chest. This
will ensure a proper fit all around. Also note, Brando should be worked with 2-4 inches of ease for a loose fit.
Remember, when working with a yarn such as WATERshed, checking gauge and blocking the gauge swatch is very impor- tant. The yarn has a tendency to grow a small amount, which is completely normal, but gauge measurements should always be taken from a blocked swatch.
Chest: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
Length: 24 (24½, 25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27)”
Width of Sleeves at Underarm: 15 (15½, 16, 16½, 17, 17½, 18)”
WATERshed (Worsted Weight)
Shown in Color: GATEHOUSE #951 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 16) skeins or 1010 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600, 1600) yds.
US 4 3.5 mm
US 6 4.0 mm
Stitch Holders or Waste Yarn
19 Stitches and 28 rows = 4” Square in Stockinette Stitch, Lightly Blocked.
For Proper Fit, Take Time to Check Gauge!
Pattern Reads: Rep Neck Dec Row 8(17, 22, 27, 35, 40, 49)times
Instead work as follows:
Continue working even on armhole side while decreasing 1 st on neck edge every 4th row until 24 (27, 30, 33, 37, 40, 43) sts remain.
Work even, if needed, until piece measures the same as back. Break yarn leaving a 20 in. tail for grafting and slip sts to holder.
Work Right Side as for Left Side.