Cobblestone by Jared Flood


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1210 - 1870 yards (1106 - 1710 m)
39½ (43½, 47½, 51½, 55¾)” chest
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Cobblestone pays homage to the rustic, homespun texture of garter stitch. Jared Flood’s first design celebrates simple, timeless details: a round yoke, subtle ridged side panels, and garter edges. The garter yoke lends visual weight to the shoulders for a flattering masculine effect, and short rows raise the back for a comfortable fit. The intuitive, circular construction hews to the principles of Elizabeth Zimmermann and makes for a knitting experience as comforting as a cup of hot tea. Cobblestone is a great first sweater and pleasing return to basics for the more experienced knitter. Choose a size that will give you about four inches of ease for a classic fit.


Approximately 1210 (1320, 1540, 1760, 1870) yards of worsted weight wool


9 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Soot


18 stitches & 29 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking


One 32” circular, one 16” circular, and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 5mm (US 8)

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

39½ (43½, 47½, 51½, 55¾)“ 100.5 (110.5, 120.5, 131, 141.5) cm circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3–4” (7.5–10 cm)
Sample shown is size 43½” (110.5 cm) with 3½“ (9 cm) ease on model

Skill Level

3 out of 5

This design originally appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.