Cobblestone by Jared Flood


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1210 - 1870 yards (1106 - 1710 m)
39½ (43½, 47½, 51½, 55¾)” chest
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Cobblestone pays homage to the humble and textural beauty of garter stitch. Jared Flood’s first garment design celebrates simple, timeless details: a round yoke, subtle ridged side panels, and garter edges. The all-garter yoke lends visual weight to the shoulders while short rows raise the back for a comfortable fit. The intuitive, seamless construction worked from the bottom-up hews to the principles of Elizabeth Zimmermann and makes for a knitting experience as comforting as a cup of hot tea. Cobblestone’s approachable construction makes for a great first sweater as well as a pleasing return to basics for the more experienced knitter. This versatile piece belongs in every closet.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this foundational design with its complementary pattern, the Cobblestone Cardigan.


Approximately 1210 (1320, 1540, 1760, 1870) yards of worsted weight wool


9 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Soot


18 stitches & 29 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking


One 32” circular, one 16” circular, and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 5mm (US 8)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

39½ (43½, 47½, 51½, 55¾)“ 100.5 (110.5, 120.5, 131, 141.5) cm circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3–4” (7.5–10 cm)
Sample shown is size 43½” (110.5 cm) with 3½“ (9 cm) ease on model

Skill Level

3 out of 5

This design originally appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.