Belfast by Veronik Avery


January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Background Pattern or 2x2 Garter Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2195 - 3745 yards (2007 - 3424 m)
53½ (58½, 63, 68, 73, 77½, 82½)" [136 (148.5, 160, 172.5, 185.5, 197, 209.5) cm] circumference
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Architectural stitchwork juxtaposed with fluid volume sets this dramatic coat apart. Short rows above the back hem create a beautiful bell curve to lengthen the canvas for a bold panel of forked cables offset by a waffled motif of ridges and furrows. Decreases within the ribbed collar anchor the piece about the shoulders, and bands of double rib finish the open fronts. Sleeves patterned in garter rib meet exaggerated drop shoulders for further textural interest. Worked in Shelter, Belfast is both elegant and supremely cozy.



  • The body is worked flat to the armholes, then divided to work fronts and back separately. The sleeves are worked flat. Stitches are picked up around the neck edge for the collar, then stitches are picked up along body and collar for the front edges.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
  • The Sloped Bind Off is used at the shoulder and front neck edges.

16 (18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/50 grams)

Photographed in color Almanac

2195 (2425, 2675, 2940, 3210, 3500, 3745) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

20 stitches & 29 rows = 4" over Background Pattern Chart or 2×2 Garter Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking

74-stitch panel from Back Chart measures 12" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16" and 32" circular needles, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32" circular needle, 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. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions
53½ (58½, 63, 68, 73, 77½, 82½)" [136 (148.5, 160, 172.5, 185.5, 197, 209.5) cm] circumference below armholes, closed

Sized to fit approximate chest sizes 29–33 (34–38, 39–42, 43–47, 48–52, 53–57, 58–62)” [73.5–84 (86.5–96.5, 99–106.5, 109–119.5, 122–132, 134.5–145, 147.5, 147.5–157.5) cm]

Sample shown is size 58½" (148.5 cm) with 26½" (67.5 cm) ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
2×2 Tubular Cast On
Sloped Bind Off
2×2 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level
4 out of 5

Our sincerest thanks goes to our translators: Bianca French (German), Marina Melnikova (Russian), Sophie Oudry-Braillon (French), and our Japanese translator (who wishes to remain anonymous).

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