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Rigel

Knitting
May 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2095 - 3035 yards (1916 - 2775 m)
37½ (39¾, 42, 46½, 50, 54½, 58)" [95.5 (101, 106.5, 118, 127, 138.5, 147.5) cm] circumference at bust with fronts overlapping about 8" [20.5 cm]
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Opulent, free-flowing cables meander up this oversized coat in Kirsten’s clean and elegant signature style. Beneath the high-relief fabric of chunky Quarry lies careful tailoring to keep Rigel from overwhelming your frame; waist shaping and set-in sleeves ensure a neat fit despite the loose effect. All pieces are worked flat from the bottom up. While the edges appear unfinished, concealed facings worked in Shelter offer structure and stability, and directions are given for sewing twill tape along the shoulder and collar seams to prevent them from stretching out of shape. Pockets, also knit in Shelter to diminish their bulk, add the perfect functional touch and a cozy collar grows from the front edges to wrap behind your neck.

Yardage

For Main Fabric:
2095 (2225, 2340, 2535, 2680, 2855, 3035) yards of chunky weight wool yarn

For Facings:
365 (370, 375, 390, 400, 410, 425) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool;
200 yards/100g)
3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Lazulite (Quarry) and Old World (Shelter)

Gauge

14 stitches & 22 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
69-stitch back panel (four 15-stitch cables separated by three purl-3 columns) measures 13” wide with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
51-stitch front or sleeve panel (three 15-stitch cables separated by two purl-3 columns) measures 9½” wide with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
18 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size B needle(s) and Shelter, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric in Quarry)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Facings and Pockets in Shelter)
Four 40” circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

40” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Pockets).

Finished Dimensions

37½ (39¾, 42, 46½, 50, 54½, 58)” / 95.5 (101, 106.5, 118, 127, 138.5, 147.5) cm circumference at bust with fronts overlapping about 8” (20.5 cm)
Intended Ease: + 4–6” (10–15 cm)
Sample shown is size 39¾” (101 cm) with 6¾” (17 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Short Rows: German Method
Sloped Bind Off
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics
Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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