Chocolate Stout by Thea Colman

Chocolate Stout

January 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing or cable pattern in pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1400 - 2200 yards (1280 - 2012 m)
37(39,41,43,45,47)(49,51,53,55,57,59)"/94(99,104.25,109.25,114.25,119.5)(124.5,129.5,134.5,139.75,144.75,150)cm, finished measurement around sweater at bust, worn buttoned.
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Chocolate Stout is another translation on my favorite slouchy cardigan, the Grandpa Sweater. One of my early collaborations with The Plucky Knitter, this one is an all time favorite garment of mine.

Chocolate Stout is big and comfy, with distinct allover texture in a cable pattern that’s easily memorized and fun to knit.

It features a deep ribbing with worked-in pockets that add to the vintage feel of the sweater. A cozy collar and wide button band keep things bold and comfy. Waist shaping and a flattering modified drop shoulder have been added to the silhouette for a nice fit.

And sleeve shaping is worked in an unexpected rib detail under each arm, just for fun.

The sweater is worked from the bottom up to the armholes seamlessly. Pockets are added as you work upwards. At armholes, the body is divided into 3 pieces and worked to shoulder. Arms are worked separately and seamed in, and the collar is worked last.

Cables are both charted and written.

Yardage by size:


37(39,41,43,45,47)(49,51,53,55,57,59)”/ 94(99,104.25,109.25,114.25,119.5)(124.5,129.5,134.5, 139.75,144.75,150)cm
Finished measurement around bust, including button band, worn closed. I suggest choosing the size that gives you about 5”/12.75cm of positive ease for fit as shown

1400(1500,1600,1700, 1800,1900)(1950,2000,2050, 2100,2150,2200)yards 1280(1375,1465,1555,1645,1740)(1785,1830,1875, 1920,1965,2011)meters

Rustic is discontinued, but the following worsted weight wool yarns make fantastic substitutes:

Plucky Knitter Scholar, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted, Julie Asselin Nurtured, BareNaked Wools Confection Worsted or Kent Worsted, Jill Draper Windham, Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool.

In addition, you can see some of the many finished sweaters on Ravelry for more yarn ideas! Note that a heavy fiber might grow over time.