Sethera by Norah Gaughan

Sethera

Knitting
September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1485 - 2170 yards (1358 - 1984 m)
41 (45½, 50, 54¾, 59¼, 63¾)" [104 (115.5, 127, 139, 150.5, 162) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
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Sethera is a classic “grandpa-style” cardigan with lots of modern twists. The colorful stitch motif, which is worked flat, offers an endless array of choices in Shelter yarn with its rich, varied palette. Made with woolen-spun 100% Targhee-Columbia wool, Shelter creates a rugged yet soft fabric that knits up fast while staying lightweight and bouncy. With minimal shaping and slim dropped sleeves, Sethera is an ideal layering piece.

Sethera is worked flat in one piece to the armholes. Fronts and back are then divided and worked separately to the shoulders. The slender drop sleeves are knit flat from the cuff up and seamed. The simple colorwork motif is designed for easy back-and-forth knitting.

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


Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50 grams)

  • 1,045 (1,215, 1,390, 1,560, 1,720, 1,880) yards of C1; 60 (105, 270, 435, 605, 770) yards of C2; 50 (105, 135, 170, 200, 235) yards of C3; 65 (125, 165, 205, 240, 290) yards of C4 of worsted weight wool yarn

Sample I photographed in colors Caribou (C1), Fauna (C2), Embers (C3) and Meteorite (C4)

Sample II photographed in colors Narwhal (C1), Flannel (C2), Hayloft (C3) and Old World (C4)

Yardage

  • 645 (785, 930, 1065, 1200, 1330) yards of C1; 280 yards each of C2, C3, and C4 of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 21 stitches and 30 rows= 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 21 stitches and 24 rows= 4” in chart pattern with Size B needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch)

  • One 32” (or 40” for larger sizes) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)

  • One 32” (or 40”) circular needle, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size C (for Ribbing)

  • One 32” (or 40”) circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

  • 41 (45½, 50, 54¾, 59¼, 63¾)" [104 (115.5, 127, 139, 150.5, 162) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
  • Sample I is size 50" [127 cm] with 8½" [21.5 cm] ease on model
  • Sample II is size 45½" [115.5 cm] with 10" [25.5 cm] ease on model

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

  • Color Dominance
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • One-Row Buttonhole
  • Grafted Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 4 out of 5: Adventurous Intermediate