Forester by Michele Wang

Forester

Knitting
March 2012
yarn held together
Worsted
+ Worsted
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
845 - 1355 yards (773 - 1239 m)
36¼ (39¼, 42¼, 45, 48, 51, 53¾, 56¾)” chest circumference
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This collection wouldn’t be complete without a classic, oversized pullover. Michele used two strands of Shelter to achieve a warm and cozy garment with a comfortable A-Line silhouette and luxurious ribbed turtleneck. The raglan yoke makes for a comfortable fit and keeps excess fabric from the shoulder area. The garment is worked from the top-down, allowing for easy customization of Sleeve and Body lengths. This is the type of fast, cozy knit that we always feel like knitting, no matter what the season!


Construction

  • Yarn is held double throughout, using one strand of each color; holding two strands of Shelter together achieves a chunky gauge, while keeping the resulting fabric light.
  • The sweater is knit from the top down. You will begin by working back and forth to shape the Front Neck, then you will join work into the round for the rest of the yoke.
  • After completion of the raglan yoke, the pullover is divided at the underarm. The Sleeves are completed first, and then the Body is worked. There is a purl stitch along each side of the Body, as a “faux seam”.
  • Stitches are picked up around the neckline, and the collar is worked in the round.

Yardage

Approximately 845 (915, 970, 1080, 1145, 1205, 1295, 1355) yards of worsted-weight wool yarn in EACH of two different colors

Yarn

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g) in EACH of two different colors
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Gauge

11 stitches & 18 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle, using 2 strands of yarn held together as one (1 strand of each color), both before and after blocking
Approximately 4½ stitches = 1” in 2x2 Ribbing (for Collar), with Gauge needle, relaxed after blocking

Needles

One 16”, 24”, and 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed above (Suggested Size: US 11/8 mm)
One 16” circular needle one size larger than Gauge Needle (Suggested Size: US 13/9 mm)
Note: DPNs may be eliminated if you prefer to use another method for small-circumference knitting, such as Magic Loop or 2 circulars

Finished Dimensions

36¼ (39¼, 42¼, 45, 48, 51, 53¾, 56¾)” chest circumference
Sample is shown in size 39¼” with +5” of ease on model

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

Skill Level

2 out of 5