Zenith by Veronik Avery

Zenith

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 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
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1020 - 1570 yards (933 - 1436 m)
36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54¼)" circumference at bust
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This easy and distinctive pullover in Shelter will become a weekend favorite. Tiered geometric forms course around the shoulders, balancing the loose shape of the lower body and sleeves, and a mock turtleneck adds pleasing proportion above the motif as well as protection from the autumn chill. Our model is wearing Zenith with an oversized fit (with just over ten inches of ease), but you might opt for a standard fit with four or five inches of ease if you prefer.

Knit seamlessly upward from a tubular hem and cuffs, this pullover is plain sailing up to the circular yoke. Purl stitches and cables combine to form a gracefully graduated honeycomb about the shoulders, with yoke decreases integrated into the charted motif. The neck is shaped with short rows for a comfortable fit.

MATERIALS
1020 (1100, 1225, 1330, 1460, 1570) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Stormcloud

GAUGE
18 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
One 20-stitch motif from Yoke Chart measures 3” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
One 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54¼)“ circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4–5” (standard fit) or + 9–10” (loose fit)
Sample shown is size 43½” with +10½“ ease on model (shown with loose fit)

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

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