Alloy by Michele Wang


January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern from chart with Size A needle, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
890 - 1385 yards (814 - 1266 m)
34½ (38, 41¼, 44¾, 48, 51¼)" circumference at chest (seamed)
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The feminine textured shell is radically reimagined with color-blocked inserts for a slimming and strikingly modern couture look. Designer Michele Wang writes, “While taking a patternmaking class, I became interested in the idea of princess seams in knits. Princess seams can end up at the shoulder or curve into the armhole. Because knits can sometimes be bulky at the seams, I moved the princess seam over toward the sides a bit and made the curve into the armhole less exaggerated for a more subtle effect.” Professional details ensure this polished piece will hold a special place in your wardrobe.

The garment is worked in eight pieces: Front, Back, two Side Panels, and two each of Upper and Under Sleeve pieces. Princess shaping is worked at the join between the Front, Back, and Side Panels. The Upper and Under Sleeves are worked separately in colors to match the facing body panels. The pieces are sewn together. The princess seams match the sleeve seams at the armhole/sleeve cap join.

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
695 (760, 825, 870, 930, 975) yards Color 1 (C1)
195 (225, 280, 320, 370, 410) yards Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g): 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins C2

Photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Cast Iron(C2)

19 stitches & 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern from chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle* and a 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Note: You will need two circular needles in Size B (or one size smaller or larger), to divide the stitches for the tubular bind off on the collar.

34½ (38, 41¼, 44¾, 48, 51¼)“ circumference at chest (seamed)
Sample shown is size 38” with + 4” ease on model

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