Fairweather by Veronik Avery


by Veronik Avery
March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1095 - 1765 yards (1001 - 1614 m)
34 (37½, 41, 44½, 48, 51¾)" [86.5 (95.5, 104, 113, 122, 131.5) cm] circumference at bust
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This playful, feminine pullover in Shelter features an airy, flared skirt that visually narrows the hips. Traditional lace motifs leaven the classic gansey texture of cables and moss stitch. The body is worked in the round to the underarms; the upper front and back are knit flat. Exaggerated drop shoulders create an embellishment at the upper arm, and since the sleeves are worked downward, the braided cable appears to flow down to the cuff instead of climbing. Short-row gussets with fashioned decreases shape the upper shoulders and neckline.

Women wore their ganseys in an array of pretty colors, so don’t hesitate to try Fairweather in a pastel like Blanket Fort, Foothills or Tallow.


1095 (1205, 1350, 1470, 1640, 1765) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Bale


18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
14-stitch panel from Chart A or Chart D measures 2” wide
7-stitch panel from Chart B measures 1½“ wide
9-stitch panel from Chart C measures 1½” wide
Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Edgings and Shoulder Gussets)
One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

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

34 (37½, 41, 44½, 48, 51¾)“; 86.5 (95.5, 104, 113, 122, 131.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4” (10 cm)
Sample shown is size 37½” (95.5 cm) with 5½“ (14 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)
Stem Stitch Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.