A sleek henley with a split hem makes a beautiful top layer for fall. Crosby is worked in pieces from a ribbed tubular hem, with the back longer than the front. The torso is shaped gently at the waist and the stockinette sleeves are set in for a tailored fit. The pullover is embellished front and back with twisted diamond motifs and densely worked cables, all of which can be worked either from charts or from written descriptions. The ribbed collar is picked up after the sweater pieces are seamed together, and last of all the short ribbed button bands are picked up from the fronts and collar edges.
Crosby is knit with Shelter and designed for a few inches of ease to layer over button-down shirts or dresses for a handsome, lengthening effect.
1120 (1210, 1335, 1465, 1600, 1725) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Soot
17 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
16-stitch motif from Twisted Diamond Panel measures 3” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
35-stitch motif from Center Panel measures 6½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
34¾ (38, 41½, 44¼, 47¾, 51½)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 2–4”
Sample shown is size 38” with + 5” ease on model
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