Jackdaw by Norah Gaughan
Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Would you like to see 17 projects made from this pattern and much more? create a free account What am I missing?

Jackdaw

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Jackdaw Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2460 - 3720 yards (2249 - 3402 m)
39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 52¾, 57½, 62)” circumference at chest
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Pairs well with single malt or craft beer. This handsome pullover for men who appreciate the finer things is as engaging on the needles as it is about town. Worked flat in Loft of simple shapes, Jackdaw features an original stitch motif: sections of garter rib break the surface, cross, and vanish again into a sea of twisted rib. Drop shoulders and a wide shawl collar make the most of a masculine frame, and turned-back cuffs add a touch of youthful charm. This is a long-haul project, so knit it for someone who’s good company over the miles.

Yardage

2460 (2660, 2935, 3185, 3500, 3720) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt

Gauge

28 stitches & 40 rows= 4″ in Jackdaw Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
32 stitches & 40 rows= 4″ in 1×1 Half-Twisted Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain chart gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles and/or a 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 52¾, 57½, 62)” circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 4–5″
Sample shown is size 43¾” with + 4¾” ease on cover model and + 5¾” ease on second model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Rib Cabled Cast On
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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