Welcome the weekend in a casual top-down pullover worked in fisherman’s rib. Joji always finds a way to put a playful, transformative touch on a classic garment; here a brocade of basketweave cables accents the raglan shoulders. Lorient is worked top down; after a tubular neckband and set of short rows to raise the back of the sweater, circular knitting and a straight torso let you relax into the meditative rhythm of the stitch pattern. Single-rib edge treatments finish Lorient in understated style. This design makes the most of Loft’s woolen spun qualities to create textural contrasts: the dense cables compact the yarn to define the stitches, while the loose fisherman’s rib allows it to bloom into an airy fabric. Choose a size that gives you about 6” of ease for a comfortable, slouchy silhouette — the slim sleeves will keep the look tidy — or opt for a closer fit to let this sweater hug your curves.
1640 (1740, 1840, 2020, 2180, 2400, 2605) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Bale
16 stitches & 48 rows = 4” in Fisherman’s Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
16-stitch panel from Chart A or B measures 2½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2½ mm (US 1½)
32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).
37 (39, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58)” / 94 (99, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 137, 147.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 3–4” (7.5–10 cm)
Sample shown is size 39” (99 cm) with 6” (15 cm) ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
Backward Loop Cast On
3 out of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.