Tundra by Norah Gaughan

Tundra

Knitting
March 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1300 - 1925 yards (1189 - 1760 m)
39¾ (43¼, 46¾, 50¼, 54, 57½)" [101 (110, 118.5, 127.5, 137, 146) cm] circumference at bust
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A top-down Quarry yoke patterned with large leaves makes a deeply satisfying knit and a cozy garment that will become a winter favorite. The cabled motif smoothly incorporates some of the yoke increases within the structure of the “veins,” so read the chart closely. Subtle details — unusual hem and cuff treatments combining rib and stockinette; tiny reversible cables carried up from the yoke design into the ribbed turtleneck at the center front — strike just the right notes. Tundra is designed to fall to the low hip, so choose a size that allows freedom of movement.

Yardage

1300 (1420, 1550, 1660, 1830, 1925) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Yarn

7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100 grams)
Photographed in color Gypsum

Gauge

13½ stitches & 21 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
One 30-stitch repeat from chart measures 6¾“ wide (between Rounds 22 and 44) with Size A needle, after blocking
Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.

Needles

Size A (for 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: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size C (for Collar)
One 16” circular needle and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

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

39¾ (43¼, 46¾, 50¼, 54, 57½)“ / 101 (110, 118.5, 127.5, 137, 146) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 5–6” (12.5–15 cm)
Sample shown is size 39¾” (101 cm) with 5¾“ (14.5 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Backward Loop Cast On

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