Fletching by Jared Flood

Fletching

Knitting
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1770 yards (1006 - 1618 m)
35½ (39½, 43½, 47½, 51½, 55½)" circumference at bust
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Distinctive side and shoulder details make this reverse stockinette pullover fly true. Narrow columns of crossed stitches travel up the sides and beneath the sleeves to flow into the raglan lines at the yoke, with tendrils of crossed stitches joining the confluence to form a striking pattern. Fletching is worked in Shelter from the single-ribbed hem and cuffs upward, entirely in the round and from written instructions only. Long lines and waist shaping make this pullover elegant as well as comfortable. Choose a homey hue like Faded Quilt or Woodsmoke (shown here) or go festive with an autumn bright like Long Johns or Embers.

Yardage

1100 (1230, 1375, 1510, 1640, 1770) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

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

Photographed in color Woodsmoke

Gauge

20 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional, for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), on size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

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).

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. You may with to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

35½ (39½, 43½, 47½, 51½, 55½)“ circumference at bust

Intended Ease: + 5-6”’
Sample shown is size 39½ with + 5½“ ease on the model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
Steam-blocking

Skill Level

4 out of 5