Field

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1385 - 2075 yards (1266 - 1897 m)
33¾ (35¾, 39, 42¼, 45¾, 49, 52)" circumference at chest (buttoned)
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Meet the ultimate country cardigan, understated and timeless. Softly textured all over in honeycomb stitch with reverse stockinette sleeves, Yoko Hatta’s Field sports a flattering V-neck with a perfectly proportioned shawl collar. The work begins with the deep ribbed hem, and the body is knit flat in one piece without shaping to the armholes. The sleeves are worked in the round inside out, so you can knit rather than purl. You’ll be able to save your attention for the yoke, where sinuous raglan lines and simultaneous neck shaping require different rates of decrease on each portion of the sweater. Stitches are picked up for the ribbed button bands and the collar, which is formed with short rows. The result is a classic you’ll wear forever.


CONSTRUCTION

  • The body is worked as a single piece (flat) from hem to underarm, then the underarm stitches are bound-off and the body is set aside while the sleeves are worked. Once the sleeves are complete, the fronts, sleeves, and back are joined and worked as one piece to the shoulders.
  • The sleeves are worked circularly from the cuff to the underarms. Once the ribbing is complete, you will turn the sleeve inside out so that you can work the body of the sleeve in stockinette stitch (knit every round) until the beginning of the yoke. Once you have bound off the stitches for the underarm, you will turn the sleeve inside-out once again, so that the purl side is facing while you work the yoke.

MATERIALS
1385 (1455, 1580, 1680, 1820, 1955, 2075) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Artifact

GAUGE
24 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in Honeycomb Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric and Sleeve):
One 32” circular needle and one set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 3¾mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 32” circular needle and one set of 5 DPNs three sizes smaller than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33¾ (35¾, 39, 42¼, 45¾, 49, 52)“ circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample shown in size 35¾” with +¾“ ease on model

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

SKILL LEVEL
5 of 5