Ranger by Jared Flood

Ranger

Knitting
September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Ranger Textured Stitch with Size A Needle, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1245 - 2380 yards (1138 - 2176 m)
34¼ (38½, 42¾, 47) (51¼, 55¼, 59½, 63¾)" \[87 (98, 108.5, 119.5) (130, 140.5, 151, 162) cm] circumference at chest with button bands overlapping
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Ranger’s raglan construction makes this comfortable cardigan perfect for easy layering. Its textured stitch pattern sports columns of slipped stitches complemented by garter stitch to create a spongy, breathable fabric. A high ribbed collar and radiating raglan lines add subtle personality to this classic wardrobe item that is just as suited to bustling city streets as it is to camping in the woods.

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Construction

  • Ranger has a bottom-up, seamless raglan construction. The sleeves are worked in the round from cuff to underarm, while the body is worked flat from hem to underarm.
  • After the body and sleeves are knit to the underarm, all pieces are united and yoke is worked in one piece, back and forth from underarm to neck opening.
  • The ribbed collar is picked up directly from the bound-off neck edge and worked back and forth to desired height.
  • Front buttonbands are picked up last from base of hem to top of collar and worked flat.
  • Torso and sleeve lengths may be shortened or lengthened to suit your preference; see the pattern instructions for where to make these adjustments. Note that adding length will require additional yardage than what is listed by the pattern.

Finished Dimensions

  • 34¼ (38½, 42¾, 47) (51¼, 55¼, 59½, 63¾)“ [87 (98, 108.5, 119.5) (130, 140.5, 151, 162) cm] circumference at chest with button bands overlapping
  • Sample shown is size 42¾“/108.5 cm with 3”/7.5 cm of positive ease on models

Yarn

  • 9 (10, 11, 13) (14, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/128 meters per 50g)
  • Note: The second, third, and eighth sizes use almost exactly 10, 11, and 17 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in Long Johns

Yardage

  • 1245 (1390, 1540, 1730) (1905, 2050, 2195, 2380) yards [1138 (1271, 1408, 1582) (1742, 1875, 2007, 2176) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 19 stitches and 34 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm in Ranger Textured Stitch with Size A Needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle and one set of DPNs (double pointed needles) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: US 8 (5 mm)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Size C (optional: for final inch of Collar)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: US 6 (4 mm)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • One Row Buttonhole
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Kitchener Stitch (grafting)

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate