Persimmon by Amy Christoffers


November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
870 - 1300 yards (796 - 1189 m)
32½ (36, 39½, 43, 46½, 50)" circumference at chest
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“This textured shawl collared cardigan worked in Shelter is a warm and cozy Sunday morning kind of sweater. It’s worked from the bottom up with an uneven hem and 3/4 set in sleeves, and the fronts and back are started separately but joined and worked in one piece to the underarms. The hems and sleeve cuffs are worked in 1×1 rib; the hem edges and front bands are worked in narrow garter stitch. The textured stitch patterns were chosen for their reversibility, and the collar can be worn up or folded.” – Amy Christoffers

The hems for the Fronts and Back are begun separately, then joined into one piece and worked to the underarm. The Fronts and Back are then worked separately to the shoulders. The Collar pieces are worked as extensions of the Fronts, and are joined later using Kitchener Stitch, then sewn to the Back neck. The Sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, stitches are bound off for the underarm, and the cap is worked flat.

870 (950, 1035, 1110, 1200, 1300) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Wool Socks

18 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, and a set of double-pointed needles, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

32½ (36, 39½, 43, 46½, 50)“ circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 36” with + 2” ease on model

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