Hawser by Jared Flood

Hawser

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1510 - 3290 yards (1381 - 3008 m)
35¼ (38¾, 42½, 46) (49½, 53, 56½) (60¼, 63¾, 67¼, 70¾)" [89.5 (98.5, 108, 117) (125.5, 134.5, 143.5) (153, 162, 171, 179.5) cm] circumference at chest
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A modern makeover of the traditional fisherman’s sweater, Hawser’s oversized cables on a lush background of double moss stitch are set off by a folded collar, deep hem and ribbed side panels in lofty woolen-spun Shelter or Tones. The breezy silhouette is thoughtfully balanced by trim drop-shoulders and slim sleeves for an easy-fitting garment in which to live, work, and play. This updated version offers a wider range of sizes, with options for A-line or straight body shaping and instructions for adjusting sleeve and body length.

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


Construction

  • The body of this sweater is worked circularly from the hem to the underarms, then the front and back are worked flat separately. The sleeves are worked circularly from the cuff to the underarm. The sleeves are sewn to the slanted armhole edge of body. The neckband is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.
  • Two versions are provided: an A-line version (Version I) and a straight version (Version II).

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11)

For Both Versions

  • 35¼ (38¾, 42½, 46) (49½, 53, 56½) (60¼, 63¾, 67¼, 70¾)“ 89.5 (98.5, 108, 117) (125.5, 134.5, 143.5) (153, 162, 171, 179.5) cm circumference at chest
  • Lindsey in the Tones sample is 5’8”/173 cm tall with a chest circumference of 36½”/93 cm and is wearing Version I, Size 3 with 6”/15 cm positive ease.
  • Model in the Shelter sample has a chest circumference of 34”/86.5 cm and is wearing Version I, Size 2 with 4¾”/12 cm positive ease.

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

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Tones — 100% Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50 grams)

-OR

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50 grams)

For Version I (A-Line)

  • 12 (13, 14, 15^) (16^, 18, 19^) (20^, 22, 23, 24) skeins
  • Version I photographed in Tones, color Nimbus Undertone, and Shelter, color Long Johns

For Version II (Straight)

  • 11 (12, 14, 15) (16, 17^, 19) (20, 21^, 22^, 24) skeins

The marked skein counts “^” are near or exact to the listed yardage; consider adding an extra skein.

Yardage

For Version I (A-Line)

  • 1570 (1705, 1885, 2075) (2240, 2445, 2645) (2800, 2980, 3125, 3290) yards 1436 (1559, 1724, 1897) (2048, 2236, 2419) (2560, 2725, 2858, 3008) meters of worsted weight wool yarn

For Version II (Straight)

  • 1510 (1645, 1830, 2020) (2190, 2380, 2590) (2755, 2920, 3065, 3235) yards 1381 (1504, 1673, 1847) (2003, 2176, 2368) (2519, 2670, 2803, 2958) meters of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 18 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 18 stitches & 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 17-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 2¼“/5.5 cm wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 16”/40 cm and 32”/80 cm circular needles and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One each 16”/40 cm and 32”/80 cm circular needles and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Neckband only)

  • One each 16”/40 cm and 32”/80 cm circular needles and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size D (for Neckband turning round only)

  • One circular needle (any length), two sizes larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

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

1x1 Tubular Cast On
{GSS} Garter Stitch Selvedge
Video — Sloped Bind Off
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics
Reading Charts
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate