Crosby by Julie Hoover


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1120 - 1725 yards (1024 - 1577 m)
34¾ (38, 41½, 44¼, 47¾, 51½)" circumference at chest
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A sleek henley with a split hem makes a beautiful top layer for fall. Crosby is worked in pieces from a ribbed tubular hem, with the back longer than the front. The torso is shaped gently at the waist and the stockinette sleeves are set in for a tailored fit. The pullover is embellished front and back with twisted diamond motifs and densely worked cables, all of which can be worked either from charts or from written descriptions. The ribbed collar is picked up after the sweater pieces are seamed together, and last of all the short ribbed button bands are picked up from the fronts and collar edges.

The pieces are worked flat from the bottom up, and sewn together. The neckband is picked up after garment assembly.

1120 (1210, 1335, 1465, 1600, 1725) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Soot

17 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
16-stitch motif from Twisted Diamond Panel measures 3” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
35-stitch motif from Center Panel measures 6½“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

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.

34¾ (38, 41½, 44¼, 47¾, 51½)“ circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 38” with + 5” ease on model

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.