Echelon by Michele Wang


January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Cartridge Rib with Size A needles, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1195 - 2075 yards (1093 - 1897 m)
39¼ (43, 46¾, 50½, 54, 57¾)" circumference at chest
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A modern staple for layering, this oversize shell is a fresh alternative to the cardigan when you need extra warmth. Columns of cartridge rib keep the easy shape flattering with long vertical lines. The front and back, shaped with graceful sloping shoulders, are worked flat and sewn together. A cozy mock turtleneck finishes the shell, and its folded construction guards against the winter chill.

This garment is worked in pieces, flat from the bottom up. The pieces are then sewn together at the shoulders. The mock turtleneck collar is picked up and worked in the round, then folded toward the inside of the neck edge, and joined to the pick-up edge at the same time as it is bound off. The side seams are then sewn.

1195 (1350, 1530, 1690, 1895, 2075) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Sweatshirt

21¾ stitches & 33 rows = 4” in Cartridge Rib 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: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Collar):
One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

39¼ (43, 46¾, 50½, 54, 57¾)“ circumference at chest (seamed)
Sample shown is size 43¼” with +9¼“ ease on model

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

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