Cilfor by Gudrun Johnston

Cilfor

Knitting
September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1085 - 2130 yards (992 - 1948 m)
35¼ (38¾, 43, 47¼, 51¼, 54¾)" [89.5 (98.5, 109, 120, 130, 139) cm] circumference at bust
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With optional front pockets and a roomy reverse stockinette stitch yoke, the cozy Cilfor sweater is made for weekends. Including two variations in sleeve length and separate instructions for either a classic pullover or a longer tunic, Gudrun Johnston has created a no-frills classic with endless possibilities. 100% Targhee-Columbia wool Shelter yarn gives Cilfor rugged softness and plenty of tweedy texture.

Both versions are knit circularly from the top down. The yoke is worked from the same pattern for both the tunic and the pullover versions, with separate instructions for body length and body shaping for each. The pattern includes optional front pockets.


Materials

Pullover Version

YARN

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yds/50 grams)

  • Short Sleeves: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
  • Long Sleeves: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins
  • Pullover version photographed in color Yellowstone

YARDAGE

  • Short Sleeves: 1085 (1185, 1320, 1465, 1610, 1725) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
  • Long Sleeves: 1195 (1315, 1450, 1610, 1755, 1880) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Tunic Version

YARN

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yds/50 grams)

  • Short Sleeves: 10 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins
  • Long Sleeves: 10 (11, 12, 14, 15, 16) skeins
  • Tunic version photographed in color Pumice

YARDAGE

  • Short Sleeves: 1265 (1375, 1520, 1685, 1840, 1975) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
  • Long Sleeves: 1370 (1500, 1655, 1830, 1990, 2130) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Note: Yarn amounts are sufficient to make garment with or without pockets.

Gauge

  • 19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Hem and Cuff Facing and Funnel Neck)

  • One each 16”, 24”, and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

  • 35¼ (38¾, 43, 47¼, 51¼, 54¾)" [89.5 (98.5, 109, 120, 130, 139) cm] circumference at bust
  • Pullover shown in size 47¼" [120 cm] with 3¾" [9.5 cm] ease on model
  • Tunic shown in size 38¾" [98.5 cm] with 4¾" [12 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Short Rows: German Method
  • I-Cord Bind Off
  • Cabled Cast On

Skill Level

  • Intermediate: 3 out of 5