Larus by Norah Gaughan


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.


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


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


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.


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.