Breckon by Amy Christoffers

Breckon

Knitting
June 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Granite Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1335 - 1860 yards (1221 - 1701 m)
36 (39, 42, 44¾, 47¾, 50¾)" finished circumference at chest (buttoned)
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“Growing up I spent many weekends with a quilter Grandmother who worked with a historian collecting oral histories on 19th and early 20th century Vermont quilts. Afternoons were spent rifling through her vast collection of fabric fragments and poring over the patchwork, admiring how patterns and textures can be layered creating a whole much greater then the sum of its parts. This cardigan, like those quilts, doesn’t come from any single point of inspiration so much as it evolved in my imagination. Cables, lace and texture stitches, simple traditional knitting collected and layered on a cardigan with a subtle, folky character.” – Amy Christoffers


CONSTRUCTION

  • Garment is knit from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms; at this point Fronts and Back are divided and worked separately to the shoulders.
  • The sleeves are knit in the round to the underarm, then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows.
  • Buttonband and collar – each worked in 1x1 ribbing – are picked up and worked directly from the Body of the garment during finishing.

MATERIALS
1335 (1445, 1550, 1645, 1745, 1860) yards of fingering weight wool yarn (sport weight is more appropriate for this gauge, if substituting)
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards / 50 g)
Photographed in color “Truffle Hunt”

GAUGE
Working Gauge: 22 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4” in Granite Stitch with Gauge Needle; before blocking
23 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in Charted Lace pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric

Finished Gauge: 22 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4” in Granite Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light blocking (with very slight stretch)
23 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Charted Lace pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking (with very slight stretch)

NEEDLES
One 32” circular and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
One 32” circular and a set of DPNs 3 sizes smaller than Gauge Needle for ribbed edgings and button bands
Suggested Sizes: 3¾ mm (US 5) and 2¾ mm (US 2)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
36 (39, 42, 44¾, 47¾, 50¾)“ finished circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample shown is size 36” with +4” ease on model

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SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

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