Driftwood by Julie Hoover


September 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Loop Pattern Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1515 - 2325 yards (1385 - 2126 m)
40½ (44¼, 48, 51¾, 55½, 59¼)" finished garment at chest
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Driftwood is the perfect knockaround sweater for fall – with an oversized fit, luxurious ribbed turtleneck and a soft, squishable stitch pattern, you’ll love wearing this at home or on the go. Because the Loop Stitch is denser than regular stockinette stitch, you will work the body fabric of the garment on a larger-than-average needle for a worsted weight yarn; this is necessary to create the supple cushion-like fabric that makes this sweater so irresistible.


  • Pullover is knit in the round from the hem edge to the armhole and then the Back and Front are worked flat separately to the shoulders.
  • The shoulders are seamed, then sleeve and collar stitches are picked up and worked in the round.

Approximately 1515 (1650, 1835, 1985, 2170, 2325) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Woodsmoke

Working Gauge: 18 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in Loop Pattern Stitch with Gauge Needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge: 17 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in Loop Pattern Stitch with Gauge Needle, after blocking

Gauge Needle: One 32” or 40” circular needle and one 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
One set of four or five DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

40½ (44¼, 48, 51¾, 55½, 59¼)“ finished garment at chest
Sample shown is size 44¼” with +11” of ease on model

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