Rhombic by Emily Greene

Rhombic

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1175 - 1835 yards (1074 - 1678 m)
36 (40, 43 1/2, 47 3/4, 51 1/2, 55 1/2)ʺ / [91.5 (101.5, 110.5, 121.5, 131, 141) cm]
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Rhombic is a richly textured pullover featuring a graphic motif of branching cables. This seamed sweater has a flattering A-line silhouette, fitted, set-in sleeves, and a graceful ballet neckline. The front and back feature a bold composition of branching rope cables and precise eyelet lines that travel across a textured background of garter stitch. The sleeves have a coordinating cable and garter stitch detail at the forearm that elegantly transitions to a central pair of cables that travel up the arm over sleek reverse stockinette.

Packed with knitterly details, and worked up in a worsted-weight yarn with a touch of alpaca for drape, Rhombic balances comfort with style, and is a delight both to knit and to wear.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
36 (40, 43 1/2, 47 3/4, 51 1/2, 55 1/2)ʺ / 91.5 (101.5, 110.5, 121.5, 131, 141) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 2–4” (5-10 cm)
Sample shown is size 43 1/2” (110.5 cm), worn with 3” (7.5 cm) ease on model

MATERIALS
1175 (1300, 1425, 1570, 1710, 1835) yards / 1074 (1189, 1303, 1436, 1564, 1678) meters of worsted-weight yarn needed
Sample shown in Brooks Farm Yarn Trio (70% wool/20% baby alpaca/10% silk); wool blends containing alpaca and/or silk fiber are recommended to achieve similar drape & sheen.

GAUGE
19.5 stitches & 29 rows = 4ʺ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
21 stitches & 42 rows = 4ʺ (10 cm) in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking (unstretched)
9-stitch cable from Chart B measures 1 3/8” (3.5 cm) wide, knit on Size A needle(s), after blocking

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32ʺ (81 cm) (minimum) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Neckband)
One 16ʺ (40 cm) circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, removable stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate - Advanced: Skills required for this pattern include casting on, increasing and decreasing, cable knitting, reading charts, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, and seaming.
Instructions are provided for special techniques, including the (optional) Icelandic Bind-Off and Sloped Bind-Off. Pattern also includes tips for swatching and making modifications to length for row gauge or personal preference.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
This pullover is knit from the bottom-up in pieces and seamed. It has a slightly a-line silhouette through the body, ballet neckline, and closely fitted set-in sleeves. The neckband is worked from picked up stitches in the round.

The pattern includes detailed flat schematics for all pieces. It also includes a table of finished (assembled) garment measurements, in both imperial and metric units, in order to make size selection easier.

Please note that cabled stitch patterns are provided using charts only. Pattern includes multi-sized charts; please see printing instructions.