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Oda

Knitting
May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1210 - 1875 yards (1106 - 1715 m)
36 (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54)" [91.5 (101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 137) cm] circumference at bust
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This handsome basic raglan embellished with doughy cables has all the hallmarks of a lived-in staple. The bold effect of the cables belies their simplicity — Oda would make an excellent first project if you’re new at knitting cables (or sweaters). With simple techniques and straightforward bottom-up seamed construction, this pattern is accessible to adventurous beginners. Wear Oda with an oversized fit allowing ease over the hips, as the hem falls to low hip length. Choose a color from the Shelter palette that will anchor your wardrobe for layering over shirts or dresses. The sample is shown in Truffle Hunt, but Oda would be equally versatile in a soft grey like Sweatshirt, the near black of Cast Iron, or the calm blue of Faded Quilt.

Yardage

1210 (1340, 1465, 1605, 1735, 1875) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Truffle Hunt

Gauge

Body:
18 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
62-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures approximately 11½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
One 20-stitch repeat from Cable Chart measures approximately 3¾” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Sleeves:
19 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size C needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric of Back & Front)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain body gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Note: Designer used a 4¼ mm needle, which is not commonly available in North America.

Size B (for Ribbing of Back, Front, & Collar)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (for Main Fabric of Sleeves)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain sleeve gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size D (for Ribbing of Sleeves)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size C
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

36 (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54)” / 91.5 (101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 137) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4–6” (10–15 cm)
Sample shown is size 40” (101.5 cm) with 7” (18 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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