Townes by Julie Hoover
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Townes

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1680 - 2620 yards (1536 - 2396 m)
35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)" [89.5 (99, 109, 118.5, 128.5, 138.5) cm] circumference at bust
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Color inversion sets this elegant pullover apart. A five-color Loft gradient graces the lower torso and sleeves, with a snowfall of stranded colorwork blending the transitions. The yoke is a modified raglan with novel repositioning of the decreases to form plumes of flowing stitches. Gentle A-line shaping and a ribbed neckband wide enough to allow layering make this piece easy to wear and love. Consider a soothing run of greens, blues, or greys as alternative palettes.

Yardage

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

335 (360, 400, 430, 475, 510) yards Color 1 (C1)
180 (195, 210, 225, 240, 255) yards Color 2 (C2)
185 (200, 215, 235, 250, 270) yards Color 3 (C3)
225 (245, 265, 290, 310, 330) yards Color 4 (C4)
755 (855, 930, 1030, 1160, 1255) yards Color 5 (C5)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

2 skeins of Color 1 (C1)
1 skein of Color 2 (C2)
1 skein of Color 3 (C3)
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color 4 (C4)
3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Color 5 (C5)
Photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Woodsmoke (C2), Stormcloud (C3), Truffle Hunt (C4), and Pumpernickel (C5)

Gauge

25 stitches & 34 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch or chart pattern, after blocking
Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge

Needles

Size A (for Single-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)
One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)
One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).

Size C (for Ribbing and Collar)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size D (for Collar and optional Tubular Cast On)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size C
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size E (for Collar)
One 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size D
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)
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.
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).

Finished Dimensions

35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)” / 89.5 (99, 109, 118.5, 128.5, 138.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4–6” (10–15cm)
Sample shown is size 39” (99 cm) with 5” (12.5 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
Color Dominance
1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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