Lander by Veronik Avery

Lander

Knitting
September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in slip-stitch pattern from Body or Sleeve Chart, after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1825 - 2830 yards (1669 - 2588 m)
41 (45, 49, 53, 57½, 61½)" circumference at bust
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Knit a mosaic masterpiece in two colors of Quarry for style you can take to the city or the country. This striking coat is worked flat in one piece to the underarms, with increases forming slanted fronts that fasten with a single large closure. The sleeves are also knit flat, and the double-ribbed bands and dramatic collar are worked on stitches picked up from the body once seaming is complete. Mosaic knitting uses only one color per row, slipping the stitches that will appear to form the foreground, so it doesn’t create as thick and dense a fabric as stranded colorwork would. Choose two shades with high contrast—we used Slate and Moonstone—to make the most of Lander’s graphic geometry, or try a subtly shifting combination like Alabaster and Gypsum.

Yardage

Chunky weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts
1160 (1305, 1420, 1535, 1650, 1770) yards Color 1 (C1)
665 (740, 820, 900, 975, 1060) yard Color 2 (C2)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g);
6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of C1
4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins of C2

Photographed in colors Slate and Moonstone

Gauge

15½ stitches & 25 rows = 4” in slip-stitch pattern from Body or Sleeve Chart, after blocking.

Needles

One 32” or 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Finished Dimensions

41 (45, 49, 53, 57½, 61½)” circumference at bust, buttoned

Intended Ease: + 10-12”
Sample shown is size 45” with +11” ease on model

Skill Level

4 of 5

Construction Notes

Closure shown on our sample is Jul Designs Mod Loop Leather Closure