Keel by Bristol Ivy
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Keel

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1375 - 2440 yards (1257 - 2231 m)
33½ (37½, 41¼, 45, 49, 53½, 57)" circumference at bust, with fronts open
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

Knit a floaty open-front cardigan to layer over dressy or casual outfits as you enjoy the last of the soft weather. This study in the intersection of curved and angular lines uses innovative seamless construction to form a strikingly graceful back. The graphic garter rib elements shift and slope with precisely placed decreases, and an unusual bottom-up construction brings the fronts up and over the shoulder to create a strong central spine of joinery bind-off, like the wales of a boat meeting at the keel. The weightless fabric of Loft and the gentle A-line shape allow the cardigan to swing and drape beautifully as you move. Choose your favorite warm neutral to pair with everything in your closet or go bold with a bright, saturated hue.

MATERIALS
1375 (1515, 1650, 1855, 2025, 2170, 2440) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac

GAUGE
25 stitches & 33 rows/rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking

NEEDLES
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

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)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33½ (37½, 41¼, 45, 49, 53½, 57)” circumference at bust, with fronts open
Intended Ease: approximately 2–5”
Sample shown is size 37½” with 4½” of ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5