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Plantago

Woodsmoke and Ash: Knits for Men
Andrea Rangel Knits
Knitting
January 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches in 1x1 rib
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
771 - 1264 yards (705 - 1156 m)
Chest Circumference: 36.75 (40.75, 45.5, 49.5, 51.75, 55.75, 60.25) in/93.5 (103.5, 115.5, 125.5, 131.5, 141.5, 153) cm
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This sweater was designed to the exact specifications of a Pacific Northwest outdoorsman who wanted practical, durable, winter wear.  Super bulky wool and tightly-knit ribbing create a very warm and insulating fabric.

Comfortable and practical, Plantago is slim-fitting with enough stretch in the fabric to give the wearer ease of movement.  The tall fold-over collar provides versatile warmth:  zip it up completely for a cowl collar, unzip it a bit to allow the collar to lay flat, or unzip completely to cool down.

Worked at a huge gauge, it knits up quickly and seamlessly, with easy raglan yoke shaping.

Sizes & Finished Measurements
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Chest Circumference: 36.75 (40.75, 45.5, 49.5, 51.75, 55.75, 60.25) in/93.5 (103.5, 115.5, 125.5, 131.5, 141.5, 153) cm

Yarn
771 (855, 955, 1039, 1086, 1170, 1264) yd/705 (782, 873, 950, 993, 1070, 1156) m super bulky yarn
shown in Brown Sheep Burly Spun (100% Wool; 132yd/121m per 226g skein)
Color: Oregano; 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Blocked Gauge
14 sts/15 rows = 4 in/10 cm in unstretched 1x1 rib using larger needle

Needles and Notions
Needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

US #10/6 mm needles

  • 40 in/100 cm circular needle for hem of body (not worked in the round, but circular needle is helpful to accomodate weight and bulk of body)
  • Set double pointed needles, 32 in/80 cm circular needles for magic loop, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small circumference circular knitting method

US #10.5/6.5 mm* needles

  • 40 in/100 cm circular needle for main body section and yoke
  • Set double pointed needles, 32 in/80 cm circular needles for magic loop, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small circumference circular knitting method

35.5 (35.75, 36.75, 37.25, 38.5, 38.75, 40) in/90 (91, 93.5, 94.5, 98, 98.5, 101.5) cm zipper

tapestry needle
waste yarn or stitch holders
place markers

Skills
shaping in 1x1 rib, grafting using Kitchener stitch, sewing in zipper