Rowe by Michele Wang

Rowe

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1915 - 2735 yards (1751 - 2501 m)
40¼ (43½, 46¾, 50½, 53½, 57¼)" circumference at chest (including collar; with fronts touching)
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Opulent cables take center stage in this luscious oversized sweater coat. Rowe is worked in pieces, beginning with a deep band of ribbing that gives way to richly cabled panels inspired by Celtic designs. The fronts and back are worked straight to the armholes without shaping; the sleeves are set in and then the cozy neckband and front ribbing is picked up and worked to double length so it can be folded and stitched down inside for extra warmth and structure.

Rowe is designed for lots of positive ease, so you can throw it on to dress up a casual outfit or use it in place of a coat when the weather is mild. Choose a neutral hue from the Shelter palette or make it a statement piece in a bold color like Long Johns or Hayloft.


CONSTRUCTION
The coat is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and sewn together. The collar/front band stitches are picked up along the right front, held stitches are worked from the back neck, and stitches are picked up along the left front using a long circular needle. The collar is worked to twice the desired length, and is then folded in half toward the inside, and joined to the pick-up row on the WS of the garment using a crochet hook. The collar stitches are bound off in the process.

MATERIALS
1915 (2040, 2275, 2380, 2580, 2735) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
14 (15, 17, 17, 19, 20) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Truffle Hunt

GAUGE
19 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
32-stitch panel from Chart A or C measures 5” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
52-stitch panel from Chart B measures 6¾“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
For all charts, 30 rows = 4”, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 47” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Note: A size 4.5 mm crochet hook is used to join the collar during finishing.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
40¼ (43½, 46¾, 50½, 53½, 57¼)“ circumference at chest (including collar; with fronts touching)
Sample shown is size 43½” with + 9¼“ ease on model

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

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

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