Rift by Jared Flood
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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.


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
Intended Ease: + 3–5″
Sample shown is size 43¼” with + 4¼” ease on models

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.