Tallis by Michele Wang


January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1160 - 1875 yards (1061 - 1715 m)
35½ (40½, 43½, 48½, 51½, 56½)" circumference at chest
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Casual but crisp, Tallis is a simple knit with a sporty edge that will integrate easily into any wardrobe. Columns of twisted broken rib delineate the A-line torso and exaggerated drop shoulders, forming an eye-catching sleeve cap detail that matches the distinctive fabric of the hem and cuffs. A delicate open neckline and the gentle flare of the torso keep the look feminine and versatile.


The pieces are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The collar is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.


1160 (1295, 1435, 1580, 1730, 1875) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Woodsmoke


20 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B
One 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

35½ (40½, 43½, 48½, 51½, 56½)“ circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 40½” with 8½“ ease on model

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

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

Skill Level

2 out of 5