Pente by Carol Feller


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1650 - 3270 yards (1509 - 2990 m)
32¾ (36¼, 39, 41¾, 45¼, 48, 50¾, 57¾)" circumference at chest
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An airy fabric of Loft knit on the bias creates a beautifully draping coat to wear open or smartly belted. Cleverly spaced narrow stripes emphasize the bias construction, flatter the figure, and allow for myriad color effects from subtle tone on tone to playful melding of brights, from dramatic high contrast pairings to subtly shifting gradients. Pente is knit from the bottom up with a folded hem; short rows shape the shoulders and sleeves, which are cast on at the underarm and joined along the top with an exposed bind-off to provide stability and highlight the construction.

The body is worked in one piece to the underarms. The fronts and back are then worked separately to the shoulders, with stitches cast on for the dolman sleeves (worked concurrently with each body section). The sleeves and shoulders are shaped using short rows. The shoulder and top of sleeve seams are joined together with the right sides facing out so that the seam is exposed using Joinery Bind Off.

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
1200 (1350, 1480, 1620, 1780, 1950, 2050, 2380) yards Color 1 (C1)
450 (510, 550, 600, 660, 720, 770, 890) yards Color 2 (C2)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins C2
Photographed in colors Stormcloud (C1) and Faded Quilt (C2)

23 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Two 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32¾ (36¼, 39, 41¾, 45¼, 48, 50¾, 57¾)“ circumference at chest (with fronts overlapping to match back width)
Sample shown is size 36¼” with +¾“ ease on model

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