Longfellow by Michele Wang

Longfellow

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1645 - 2670 yards (1504 - 2441 m)
35½ (39¾, 44, 48¼, 52¼, 56½)” [90 (101, 112, 122.5, 133, 143.5) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
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This slim V-neck cardigan is knit flat in Loft and seamed. Dapper pockets begin with linings worked separately and then knit onto the fronts (making it easy to add a secret contrast color inside the pocket if you wish). A pocket edging in 1 x 1 rib keeps the pockets from gaping open. Set-in sleeves ensure a tailored fit and tubular ribbed edge treatments provide a beautiful and durable finish.


Construction

  • The pieces are worked flat and sewn together. The pocket linings are worked separately and placed on stitch holders, then joined into the fronts on the appropriate row, while the stitches they replace are transferred to stitch holders for the pocket edgings. The neckband/front edging is worked from picked up stitches around the center front and back neck edges and is bound off using the Tubular Bind Off or simply bound off in pattern, if preferred.

Finished Dimensions

  • 35½ (39¾, 44, 48¼, 52¼, 56½)” [90 (101, 112, 122.5, 133, 143.5) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
  • Sample in Hayloft is size 39¾”, shown with ¾”/2 cm positive ease on model
  • Sample in Amaranth is size 44”, shown with 0”/0 cm positive ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Yardage

  • 1645 (1790, 2065, 2260, 2480, 2670) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

  • 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins
  • Photographed in color Hayloft
  • Photographed in color Amaranth

Gauge

  • 23 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle, one 47″ circular needle, and one spare circular needle 47″ or longer if using Tubular Bind Off for band/edging, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1×1 Tubular Cast On
Wrapped Chain Stitch Selvedge
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
One-Row Buttonhole
1×1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5