McLoughlin by Michele Wang


September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1070 - 1665 yards (978 - 1522 m)
35½ (39, 42½, 45¾, 49¼, 52¾)" circumference at chest
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Slightly cropped and thoroughly cabled, McLoughlin is the perfect partner for winter skirts and boots. Organic cable motifs twine up the front and sleeves of this pullover, worked entirely in the round in Quarry. The ground of reverse stockinette throws the cables into eye-catching high relief and lends subtle pebbled texture to the plain back. McLoughlin is designed for a close fit—our model is wearing it with just an inch of ease—with waist shaping and a modified raglan yoke. The front cables form flattering V’s and a high ribbed turtleneck finishes the silhouette, providing cozy warmth against the rainy Northwest winter.


The body and sleeves are worked circularly and joined at the underarms, then the yoke is worked in the round. While shaping the neck, the yoke is worked back and forth. The collar is picked up and worked in the round after the garment is blocked.


1070 (1180, 1295, 1400, 1555, 1665) yards of chunky weight wool yarn


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

Photographed in color Alabaster


14 stitches & 22 rounds = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
28-stitch panel from Body or Sleeve Chart measures 5½“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
6-stitch panel from Right or Left Traveling Cable Chart measures 1” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

40” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

35½ (39, 42½, 45¾, 49¼, 52¾)“ circumference at chest
Sample Shown is size 35½” with + 1” ease on model

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

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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