Rockcress by Norah Gaughan

Rockcress

Knitting
September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1075 - 1835 yards (983 - 1678 m)
30¾ (36¾, 39¾, 42¾, 48¾, 51¾)" [78 (93.5, 101, 108.5, 124, 131.5) cm] circumference at bust
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The woolen-spun texture and color depth of Shelter yarn comes alive in Rockcress, a classic crewneck pullover. The simple shape and timeless construction of the Rockcress sweater create a perfect canvas for all-over cables and texture.

Rockcress is knit from the bottom up in flat pieces, which are then sewn together. The collar is picked up from the neckband and worked circularly. The stitch motif, comprised of braided cables, is worked from a chart.

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


Yarn

  • 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)




  • Sample I photographed in color Wool Socks; Sample II photographed in color Barn Owl

Yardage

  • 1075 (1265, 1415, 1540, 1755, 1835) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 24 stitches & 33 rows = 4” in Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Finished Dimensions

  • 30¾ (36¾, 39¾, 42¾, 48¾, 51¾)“ 78 (93.5, 101, 108.5, 124, 131.5) cm circumference at bust
  • Sample I (Wool Socks) shown in size 36¾“ 93.5 cm with 2¾” 7 cm ease on model
  • Sample II (Barn Owl) shown in size 42¾“ 108.5 cm with -¾” -2 cm ease on model

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

  • Ribbed Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • 1x1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate