In my home town of Hamilton, Ontario, James St. North is one of the downtown streets currently enjoying a creative revival, welcoming studios and art shops alike. Inspired by this combination of urban practicality and artistic sensibilities, this pullover is a comfortable and versatile sweater for your handknit wardrobe. The sweater showcases a combination of cables and garter rib for subtle yet flattering style, and is appropriate for solid, heathered, or tonal semi-solid yarns.
Choose your favourite shade of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran, or your preferred worsted weight wool. Worked from the bottom up and seamed together, this sweater is intended for zero ease to 2 ins of negative ease, or to preferred comfort.
(Shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in ‘olive’, in size 37.5” bust with 1 inch negative ease.)
• Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran 100% superwash merino wool, 187m/205yds per 100g/4oz skein, 5(6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins (OR your preferred worsted-weight wool yarn)
• 4mm/US 6 needles, OR needles in size required to obtain gauge
• 3.75mm/US 5 needles, OR needles one size smaller than size required to obtain gauge
• stitch markers
• cable needle (unless using without-a-cable-needle cable method, described within)
• tapestry needle
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
• Finished garment bust measures 32.5(34.5, 37.5, 40, 43, 46, 48.5, 51.5) ins around
• Intended to be worn close to the body, with zero ease or negative ease (according to preference)
• For best results, please consult the pattern schematic and your own personal measurements to determine your preferred size along with any pattern modifications that may help you achieve the ideal fit for you.
• 20 sts/28 rows over 4 ins in stockinette stitch after washing and blocking, on 4.0mm needles OR needle size required to obtain gauge
• Note that Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label is machine dryable. Sample sweater was machine-dried to about 80%, then allowed to air dry for remaining blocking
• Working flat
• Executing knit, purl, and basic cable stitches
• Executing cable stitches with or without a cable needle
• Picking up stitches (for collar)
• Sewing garment seams