Spinnaker by Veronik Avery


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Cluster Stitch Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1155 - 1915 yards (1056 - 1751 m)
33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)” circumference at chest
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Dress up or down in a classic V-neck pullover distinguished by lush textures. Designed to fit with several inches of ease, Spinnaker layers comfortably over work wear or casual tees. Forking cables embedded in a field of cluster stitches on reverse stockinette keep the knitting engaging, but the motifs are easy to read and memorize. Though the body is worked straight to the armholes, the cables create flattering lines and give the suggestion of waist shaping. The wide neckline is shaped with full-fashioned double decreases that integrate with the cluster stitch pattern to beautifully frame the collarbones and face.

The pieces are worked flat and sewn together. The neck edging is an applied I-cord, worked from held stitches at the center front neck.

1155 (1300, 1450, 1575, 1770, 1915) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Old World

16 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Cluster Stitch Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 2½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, and two double-pointed needles (DPN), one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
One 32” circular needle one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)” circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 37” with + 3” ease on model

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