Nomad by Norah Gaughan

Nomad

Knitting
January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or Chart B with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1420 - 1745 yards (1298 - 1596 m)
Intended to fit 30-34 (36-40, 42-46, 48-52)” bust circumference
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Bold geometric motifs reminiscent of Pendleton wool blankets give this Shelter poncho lasting appeal. Worked from charts in textured knit, purl, and slipped stitches, Nomad begins with shoulder shaping and is worked downward to the center of the front and back. Consecutive bands of twisted stitches create a horizontal braid effect to divide the motifs. The lower pieces are knit from the hem up and joined to form a decorative ridge. This light, warm garment can be pivoted 90 degrees and worn with the side ribbing as the front hem for an alternate look.

Yardage

1420 (1520, 1620, 1745) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

11 (11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Foothills

Gauge

18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Chart B with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
Two 32″ (or longer) circular needles and one spare needle (any style or length), in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

36½ (38¼, 40, 41¾)” width (not including ribbing)
Intended to fit 30-34 (36-40, 42-46, 48-52)” bust circumference
Sample shown is 36½” wide on 34-36″ model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
Chain Selvedge
Cabled Cast On
Purl Cabled Cast On
Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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