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Corduroy

A Fine Fleece
Knitting
April 2008
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1536 - 2150 yards (1405 - 1966 m)
40 (44, 48, 52)" (101.5 [112, 122, 132]cm) chest

Pattern Description from A Fine Fleece: “Here I take a single gansey knitting element, the reverse stockinette stitch dividing ridge, and use it as the main design motif. Multiplying the ridges to replicate corduroy cloth, I places the repeating pattern in the traditional position of the upper yoke and also played with the rhythm of the repeat of the ridges at the shoulders to mimic shoulder straps. The dark brown handspun version in Black Welsh Mountain crossbred wool is decidedly masculine, so to make a more feminine version, I added a ridged mock neck and used s soft and tweedy yarn.”

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner

Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 40 (44, 48, 52)” (101.5 112, 122, 132cm)
  • Length: 25 (25.5, 26.5, 27)” (63.5 65, 67.5, 68.5cm)

Yarn: #3 Light

  • 1550 (1750, 1900, 2150)yds (1418 1600, 1738, 1966m) DK weight
  • 8 (9, 10, 11) skeins Rowan Felted Tweed, 1.75 oz (50g) skeins, each approximately 192 yds (175m), 50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose/rayon, 152 Watery

Needles & Notions:

  • US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 29” (75cm) and 16-24” (40-60cm) long, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • One set US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Note: The pullover is worked in one piece in the round to armhole. Back and Fronts are worked separately in rows and shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off. Sleeves are picked up around armhole edge and worked downward in rounds to the cuffs.

This pattern is different from the designer’s Corduroy Socks.