Larus by Norah Gaughan

Larus

Knitting
March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1310 - 1995 yards (1198 - 1824 m)
41ยฝ (45, 48ยพ, 52ยผ, 55ยพ, 59ยผ)" [105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm] circumference at bust
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Cuddle down in a roomy Shelter tunic with an unusual neckline. The front and back, which are knit flat, feature a central panel of chevrons formed with simple left and right twists and a touch of garter stitch. The patterned sections form a self-finished neck edge and extend from the front to form the collar. The flanking motif of slipped stitches and tiny cables is echoed on the bracelet-length sleeves. For a hint of unexpected asymmetry, the chevrons change direction at the left side of the neck.

Larus is intended for 6-8โ€ of cozy ease, and you may find youโ€™re in no hurry to take it off, so choose a color you want to live in.

Yardage

1310 (1430, 1580, 1700, 1855, 1995) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Barn Owl

Gauge

18 stitches & 28 rows = 4โ€ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
10-stitch panel from Left or Right Side Panel Chart measures 15/8โ€ wide
16-stitch panel from Chevron Chart or Inverse Chevron Chart measures 3โ€ wide
11-stitch panel from Center Body Panel Chart measures 1ยพโ€œ wide
14-stitch panel from Sleeve Chart measures 2ยผโ€ wide
Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24โ€ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4ยฝ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One pair of straight needles or a 24โ€ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3ยพ mm (US 5)

Knitterโ€™s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

41ยฝ (45, 48ยพ, 52ยผ, 55ยพ, 59ยผ)โ€œ; 105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 6โ€“8โ€ (15โ€“20.5 cm)
Sample shown is size 45โ€ (114.5 cm) with 13โ€ (33 cm) ease on model

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

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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