Equus by Julie Hoover

Equus

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1505 - 2385 yards (1376 - 2181 m)
35½ (38½, 43, 46, 51, 54)" [90 (98, 109, 117, 129.5, 137) cm] circumference at chest
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This workhorse sweater, embellished with a field of fine cables on the central panels, will see you through any busy day in comfort. The relaxed A-line fit is easy to wear, and slim set-in sleeves and carefully tailored shoulders ensure a polished look. The three narrow panels of the front and back are knit separately, then sewn with an exposed seam for a touch of rugged texture. A classic close-fitting turtleneck in double rib makes Equus extra cozy. Porter black gives this sweater a sophisticated note; a bright autumn hue from the Arbor palette might lift your mood on a cloudy day.


Construction

The garment pieces are worked flat from the bottom up, then sewn together. The body is constructed from four pieces: back, front, and two sides. The neckband is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.

Yardage

1505 (1615, 1855, 1990, 2245, 2385) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Yarn

11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Porter

Gauge

21 stitches & 33 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
24 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Texture Pattern with Size C needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Stockinette Stitch Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* and one 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* and one 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Texture Pattern Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain Texture Pattern gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

35½ (38½, 43, 46, 51, 54)“ [90 (98, 109, 117, 129.5, 137) cm] circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 38½” [98 cm] with 7½“ [19 cm] ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Long-Tail Cast On
Purl Long-Tail Cast On
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.