Spearheads by Jared Flood
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Spearheads

Knitting
September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1020 - 1820 yards (933 - 1664 m)
(34¼, 38¾, 43½, 48, 52½) [40, 44½, 49¼, 53¾, 58¼]" [(87, 98.5, 110.5, 122, 133.5) [101.5, 113, 125, 136.5, 148] cm] circumference at bust/chest
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A bold Icelandic-style yoke printed with a spirograph of interlacing chevrons is striking on anybody. Spearheads knits up lightning fast in two high-contrast colors of Quarry to fend off the winter chill. We paired Gypsum with Lazulite and Hematite; imagine the yoke in Citrine on a background of Obsidian or marry Slate with Sandstone for a mellow contrast. Reversing the dark and light colors should be equally successful. Choose single or double rib for the hem, cuffs and neckband according to your liking.

Pattern includes sizing for both His and Hers.

Yardage

Chunky weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Women’s:
915 (1025, 1200, 1285, 1440) yards Color 1 (C1)
105 (130, 135, 145, 155) yards Color 2 (C2)

Men’s:
1135 (1230, 1450, 1515, 1640) yards Color 1 (C1);
135, (150, 160, 170, 180) yards Color 2 (C2)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool, 200 yards/100g);

Women’s:
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of C1
1 skein of C2
Photographed in colors Hematite and Gypsum

Men’s:
6 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of C1
1 skein of C2
Photographed in colors Lazulite and Gypsum

Gauge

14 stitches & 21 rounds = 4” in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking.
14 stitches & 14 rounds = 4” in stranded colorwork pattern from Spearheads Yoke Chart with Size C needle(s), after blocking.

Needles

Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles and one set of DPNs three sizes smaller than Size A needles
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (for Stranded Colorwork Pattern)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles one size larger than Size A needles
Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

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

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

Women’s:

34¼ (38¾, 43½, 48, 52½)” / 87 (98.5, 110.5, 122, 133.5) cm circumference at bust

Men’s:
40 (44½, 49¼, 53¾, 58¼)” / 101.5 (113, 125, 136.5, 148) cm circumference at chest

Intended Ease (for both Men and Women): + 4–5” (10–12.5 cm)

Women’s Sample shown is size 38¾” 98.5 cm with 4¾” 12 cm ease on model
Men’s Sample shown is size 44½” 113 cm with 1½” 4 cm ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
Color Dominance
1x1 Tubular Cast On
2x2 Tubular Cast On
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

4 of 5

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