Tamarack (Classic) by Jared Flood

Tamarack (Classic)

September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1420 - 2215 yards (1298 - 2025 m)
39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 53, 57½, 62)" [99.5 (111, 122.5, 134.5, 146, 157.5) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
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Knit up a smoking jacket-style cardigan in Quarry for a plush and cozy outerlayer this autumn. The overall fabric of moss stitch creates gentle texture that shows off Quarry’s flecks and striations, and a straight torso with raglan shoulders makes Tamarack easy to wear. Choose between a short ribbed button band for the fronts or a shawl collar button band shaped with short rows. Optional patch pockets complete the look.



  • The body is worked flat from the bottom up on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The sleeves are worked circularly from the bottom up. The sleeves and body are then joined and the yoke is worked flat in one piece.
  • This cardigan has optional patch pockets. You may choose between a short ribbed front band and a shawl collar band; the sample is shown with the shawl collar band.


1420 (1560, 1745, 1875, 2075, 2215) total yards of chunky weight yarn needed


8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool, 200 yards/100 grams)
Sample photographed in color Slate


14 stitches & 22 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated row gauge.


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle 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 47” circular needles and one set of DPNs three sizes smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (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

39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 53, 57½, 62)“ / 99.5 (111, 122.5, 134.5, 146, 157.5) cm circumference at chest, buttoned
Sample shown is size 43¾” (111 cm) with ¾“ (2 cm) 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:
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Circular knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Flat knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
One-Row Buttonhole
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method

Skill Level

3 out of 5