Snoqualmie by Michele Wang
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Snoqualmie

Knitting
January 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from Chart A, B, or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1865 - 2710 yards (1705 - 2478 m)
39¼ (41½, 45¾, 48, 52¼, 54½)" circumference at bust (buttoned)
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This cabled shawl-collar cardigan radiates classic good looks and cozy texture. Elaborate cable motifs really make Quarry purr; Snoqualmie’s grid of densely twining stitches looks complex but is intuitive to work and easy to memorize. Whether you wear it as a barn coat or dress it up with tall boots and a skirt, this is knitwear that will make you look forward to cold weather.

Yardage

1865 (1955, 2190, 2340, 2600, 2710) yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Yarn

10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
Photographed in color Gypsum

Gauge

19¾ stitches & 23 rows = 4” in pattern from Chart A, B, or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking
One 16-stitch & 32-row repeat from chart measures 3¼” wide and 5½” tall 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: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 47” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

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 (41½, 45¾, 48, 52¼, 54½)” circumference at bust (buttoned)
Intended Ease: + 7–9”
Sample shown is size 41½” with 9½” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Garter Stitch Selvedge
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Flat knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
One-Row Buttonhole

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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