Chartreuse by Thea Colman


November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric. Cable gauge is given in pattern. Adjust needle size if necessecary.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1450 - 2400 yards (1326 - 2195 m)
33.5(35.25,37.5,39.25,41.5,43.25)(45.5,47.25,49.5,51.25,53.5,55.25)” Finished bust size. I suggest between 3-4” of ease, based on your actual bust.
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I loved making this one. The lines of these cables are rhythmic and bold, and the idea here was all about emphasizing that. They are classic, but not exactly. And the geometry inside them is just asymmetric enough to keep them interesting.

I’ve been playing with construction and am in love with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s methods, so this design features a version of her bottom up seamless construction with a saddle shoulder and a shirt back. Again, it’s basic but not exactly.

Chartreuse features bold cables, a cozy length, pockets, and a shawl collar. Plus to make it as woofy as possible, it’s knit in Plucky’s Scholar yarn - a gorgeous cashmere-merino worsted weight tweed - for the perfect balance of rustic and luxurious. Soft, round and satisfying.

Instructions are in the pattern for modifying the fit - both length and width are easy to alter, and pockets can be moved, modified or left off all together.

Yardage by size is listed below:


33.5 (35.25,37.5,39.25,41.5,43.25)(45.5,47.25,49.5,51.25,53.5, 55.25)” Finished fabric circumference at bust. Choose the size that gives you 3-4” of ease, based on your actual bust, for a fit as shown


1450 (1550,1650,1750,1850,1950)(2050,2150,2200,2250,2300, 2400) yards worsted weight yarn. Shown in Plucky Knitter Scholar, Technicolor Teal.