Cadence by Michele Wang
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Cadence

Knitting
January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1005 - 1875 yards (919 - 1715 m)
34¾ (38¼, 41¾, 45¼, 49, 52½)" circumference at bust
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Choose your own adventure to create a custom wardrobe staple. Cadence is knit in Shelter with options for a crew neck, V-neck, or turtleneck and for varying sleeve and torso lengths. All versions sport a textured body and stockinette sleeves with a modified raglan shoulder for a comfortable fit.

Texture Pattern may be worked either from chart or written instructions.

Yardage

Version I: 1080 (1195, 1325, 1440, 1595, 1725) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
Version II: 1210 (1325, 1465, 1580, 1740, 1875) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
Version III: 1005 (1110, 1235, 1345, 1490, 1610) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
If you are making Version I or II with three-quarter length sleeves, you will require 45 (55, 60, 65, 65, 75) yards fewer.
If you are making Version III with long sleeves, you will require 45 (55, 60, 65, 65, 75) yards more.
If you are making the optional length adjustment you will require 65 (70, 75, 80, 90, 95) yards more.

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):
Version I: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
Version II: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins
Version III: 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins
Photographed in colors Flannel (Version I: crewneck with long sleeves and optional length adjustment), Tallow (Version II: turtleneck with long sleeves), and Cinnabar (Version III: v-neck with three-quarter length sleeves)

Gauge

18 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated row/round gauge.

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 24” and 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

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).

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

34¾ (38¼, 41¾, 45¼, 49, 52½)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 2–4”
Version I is shown in size 38¼” with 3¼” ease on model
Version II is shown in size 38¼” with 6¼” ease on model
Version III is shown in size 34¾” with 2¾” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level

4 out of 5