Pole by Joji Locatelli


December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
900 - 1400 yards (823 - 1280 m)
to fit chest 30 - 60 inches
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Pattern was re-edited on October 2011. The construction was improved and I also added schematics.

A very versatile and drapey cardigan, seamless, featuring a large collar, A-line shape and gathered cuffs.

To fit chest:
30/32 (34/36-38/40-42/44-46/48-50/52-54/56-58/60) inches
75/80 (85/90-95/100-105/110-115/120-125/130-135/140-145/150) cm
Shown in size 34/36 with no ease.

Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (210 yds /100g) -5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Gauge (in Stockinette Stitch)
14.5 stitches and 24 rows to 4 inches on 5.5mm needles
12 stitches and 20 rows to 4 inches on 6mm needles after blocking
16 stitches and 26 rows to 4 inches on 5mm needles in the round

Note on Yarn Choice:
You REALLY need to use a yarn that can be blocked to make this cardigan. The circular piece of the body is built using short rows to form wedges that won’t look good unless you really block them out. So I strongly recommend you use a yarn that hasn’t got any acrylic in its content!

Note on sizing:
This sweater is designed so that it will fit and suit your body even if the measurements are not “exact”. The only thing you need to pay attention to is to your shoulder span and the sleeve circumference. The rest of the sweater is just a circle and will adapt to your body shape, no matter if you have big or small hips, broad shoulders, or even if you are pregnant and showing a big belly!