Kale by pamela wynne
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Kale

Knitting
June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in vertical herringbone stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 2500 yards (1372 - 2286 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

One of 6 patterns included in the Handsome: Man Sweaters for Every Body ebook.

Kale is a zip-front jogger worked in a textured herringbone stitch pattern that creates a firm fabric perfect for cooler weather. The funnel neck is lined with soft merino, and the cuffs can be made with or without thumbholes. The herringbone fabric drapes nicely without clinging, and the generous sleeve width allows for comfortable layering. Kale is suitable for advanced intermediate knitters.

Kale is written for 8 sizes, ranging from 34” to 62” finished chest circumference, and includes options for narrow/average or broad shoulders. Knitters can also choose to knit either standard ribbed cuffs or extra-long ribbed cuffs with thumbholes. Like all 6 designs in the Handsome ebook, Kale comes with free calculators to help customize your sweater’s fit, including sleeve length, body length, and body shaping (A-line, V-line, or X-line).

KALE CALCULATORS

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference, zipped: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”/85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155)cm

GAUGE
• 20 sts and 28 rows to 4”/10cm in vertical herringbone stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
• 18 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10cm in St st on larger needles, after blocking.

RECOMMENDED YARNS
Remember that adjusting your sweater with custom calculators will change the amount of yarn required.

  • Beaverslide Dry Goods Worsted Weight (90% fine Beaverslide Merino, 10% Kid Mohair; 241yd/220m per 4oz/113g skein). 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins.

  • O-Wool Classic Worsted (100% certified organic merino; 99yd/90m per 13/4oz/50g skein). 16 (17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27) skeins.

  • Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham (100% US Merino wool; 220yd/201m per 4oz/113g skein). 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12) skeins.

  • Optional seaming and collar lining yarn: 1 skein Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% American wool; 181yd/166m per 13/4oz/50g skein).

NEEDLES
• US 7/4.5mm needles and 16”/40cm circular needle, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• US 6/4mm 32”/80cm circular needle, or one US size smaller than main needle

NOTIONS
• Waste yarn
• Yarn needle
• Stitch markers
• Medium-weight separating zipper in length to match or exceed total length of finished sweater, from bottom edge to top of funnel neck (see schematic)
• Sewing needle
• Matching cotton sewing thread

SKILLS REQUIRED
• Increasing, decreasing
• Picking up stitches
• Basic hand-sewing stitches (running stitch, backstitch, whipstitch)