Rift by Jared Flood


April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1255 - 1955 yards (1148 - 1788 m)
39¼ (43¼, 47¼, 51¼, 55¼, 59¼)” circumference at chest
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What Brando would have pulled on over that famous white T-shirt if “Streetcar” had been set farther north. Distinctive shoulders elevate this staple pullover: the sleeves are a classic set-in shape, but a ribbed motif worked from large charts creates a handsome raglan effect. Rift is knit in Shelter, worked in the round until the underarms. A generous crew neck worked with a sewn bind-off allows for a comfortable fit over collared shirts and provides a minimalist finish to coordinate with the shoulder details. Turned-back cuffs and hems in single rib lend a casually sporty touch. This sweater is designed for everyday wear, so choose a color that will work with any outfit.


The body is worked circularly from the bottom up, then the front and back are worked flat to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked circularly to the underarm, then the cap is worked flat. The collar is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.


1255 (1375, 1540, 1675, 1815, 1955) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Snowbound


20 stitches & 30 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing and Neckband):
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs and 16″ circular if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

39¼ (43¼, 47¼, 51¼, 55¼, 59¼)” circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 43¼” with + 4¼” ease on models

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1×1 Tubular Cast On
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)

Skill Level

4 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.