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, XL, XXL, XXXL
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
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
14 sts/15 rows = 4 in/10 cm in unstretched 1x1 rib using larger needle
Needles & Notions
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
- needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
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
waste yarn or stitch holders
shaping in 1x1 rib, grafting using Kitchener stitch, sewing in zipper