Valemount by Ann-Marie Jackson

Valemount

Knitting
May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1065 - 1835 yards (974 - 1678 m)
35 (39, 44½, 47½, 49½, 53, 57)" [89 (99, 113, 120.5, 125.5, 134.5, 145) cm] circumference at bust
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A curved short-row hem and mirrored suspender cables dress up this comfortable pullover in double moss stitch. The cables’ width is graded to match the finished dimensions of the sweater to ensure perfect proportions. The front and back are worked flat from the bottom up, with short rows shaping the hems; the straight torso makes for a long swath of predictable knitting. Set-in sleeves are knit circularly to the armholes and then completed working flat for a tidy fit and a stable finish. The ribbed neckband is worked to double length and then sewn down inside for a strong and elastic finish. Valemount’s longer length, soft texture and classic look make it a wardrobe staple you’ll wear for years. The gentle stitch play of the double moss background will most visible in a pale colorway like Fossil (shown in the sample), Snowbound, Tallow, or Bale.

Yardage

1065 (1200, 1360, 1475, 1580, 1700, 1835) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Fossil

Gauge

17 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
12-stitch panel from Chart A or B measures approximately 1¾“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
14-stitch panel from Chart C or D measures approximately 2” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Cuffs and Neckband)
One 16” circular needle and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

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

35 (39, 44½, 47½, 49½, 53, 57)“ / 89 (99, 113, 120.5, 125.5, 134.5, 145) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 3–5” (7.5–12.5 cm)
Sample shown is size 39” (99 cm) with 6” (15 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Short Rows: Twisted Wrap & Turn Method
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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