Koto

Knitting
June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Articulated Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1065 - 2145 yards (974 - 1961 m)
36 (40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60) (64, 68, 72, 76)" [91.5 (101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5) (162.5, 172.5, 183, 193) cm] circumference at chest
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Koto’s futuristic drop-shoulder silhouette and high-relief texture contrast with the traditional woolen-spun loft of Shelter and Tones to create a thoroughly modern pullover. Slender articulated ribbing accentuates the dramatic short-row-shaped hem, while trim facings at collar, cuffs, and hem make for a beautifully minimalist finish.

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Construction

  • The body is worked in the round to the underarms, with the hem shaped using Short Rows: Shadow Wrap Method. The upper back and front are worked flat separately to the shoulders, with the neck and shoulders shaped concurrently using short rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up, then sewn into the armholes. The collar is worked circularly from a combination of held and picked-up stitches, after joining the shoulders. The hem and collar are faced to provide additional structure.

Finished Dimensions

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

  • 36 (40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60) (64, 68, 72, 76)“ [91.5 (101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5) (162.5, 172.5, 183, 193) cm] circumference at chest
  • Juliana is wearing the Shelter Snowbound sample in size 2 with 8¼”/21 cm positive ease.
  • Jamie is wearing the Shelter Yellowstone sample in size 3 with 5”/12.5 cm positive ease.
  • Alyssa is 5’8”/173 cm tall and is wearing the Tones Lychee Undertone sampleh in size 3 with 13½”/34.5 cm positive ease.
  • Omar is 5’11”/180.5 cm tall and is wearing the Tones Lychee Undertone sample in size 3 with 10½”/26.5 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)

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

  • 8 (9, 10, 10^) (11, 12, 13) (13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
  • Photographed in Tones, color Lychee Undertone
  • Photographed in Shelter, colors Snowbound and Yellowstone

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

Yardage

  • 1065 (1175, 1295, 1405) (1500, 1605, 1705) (1815, 1920, 2035, 2145) yards [974 (1074, 1184, 1285) (1372, 1468, 1559) (1660, 1756, 1861, 1961) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 18 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm in Articulated Rib 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 one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Facings)

  • One each 16”/40 cm and 32”/80 cm circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

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

Video — Provisional Crochet Cast On
Video — Joinery Bind Off
Blocking 101
Seaming 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
4 out of 5: Adventurous Intermediate