Ecola by Jennifer Brou

Ecola

Knitting
January 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Left or Right Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1855 - 3795 yards (1696 - 3470 m)
39¼ (43, 47, 51) (54¾, 58¾, 62¾) (66½, 70½, 74¼, 78¼)” [99.5 (109, 119.5, 129.5) (139, 149, 159.5) (169, 179, 188.5, 199) cm] circumference at chest
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Like the windswept drifts of snow on sand, Ecola evokes the arcs and whorls of nature’s divine geometry. This side-to-side pullover is awash in precise, mirrored cables bounded by horizontal rib at the shoulders and garter stitch at the hem and neckline. Each detail is etched in relief by Peerie’s plump Merino, letting every stitch stand as strong as ancient rocks on a beaten shore.

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


Construction

  • The body of this pullover is worked flat in pieces from side-to-side. The shoulders and side seams are sewn together and then the sleeves are picked up and worked circularly down to the cuff.
  • As the garment is worked sideways, three length options are provided: 24¼“/61.5 cm for Version I, 27¼“/69 cm for Version II, and 30¼“/77 cm for Version III. In general, Version I is recommended for Sizes 1-3 and/or those who prefer a shorter body length, Version II is recommended for Sizes 4–7 or those who wish to have a mid-range length, and Version III is for Sizes 8–11 or those who prefer a longer length.
  • This garment’s construction allows for a mixing-and-matching of body and sleeve sizes to tailor fit; see Schematic for dimensions.

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11)

  • 39¼ (43, 47, 51) (54¾, 58¾, 62¾) (66½, 70½, 74¼, 78¼)” [99.5 (109, 119.5, 129.5) (139, 149, 159.5) (169, 179, 188.5, 199) cm] circumference at chest
  • Model is 5’9½”/176.5 cm tall and is wearing Size 3, Version I with 11”/28 cm positive ease.

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

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

Version I: 24¼“/61.5 cm Total Body Length

  • 9 (9, 10, 11) (11, 12, 13) (14, 14, 15, 15) skeins
  • Skein counts in size 5 and 11 are near or exact to the listed yardage; consider adding an extra skein.
  • Photographed in color Thaw

Version II: 27¼“/69 cm Total Body Length

  • 9 (10, 11, 12) (13, 13, 14) (15, 16, 16, 17) skeins
  • Skein counts in size 1 are near or exact to the listed yardage; consider adding an extra skein.

Version III: 30¼“/77 cm Total Body Length

  • 10 (11, 12, 13) (14, 15, 15) (16, 17, 18, 19) skeins

Yardage

  • Version I: 1710 (1855, 2005, 2165) (2300, 2455, 2600) (2755, 2895, 3015, 3145) yards 1564 (1696, 1833, 1980) (2103, 2245, 2377) (2519, 2647, 2757, 2876) meters of fingering weight wool yarn
  • Version II: 1875 (2035, 2200, 2380) (2525, 2700, 2860) (3030, 3190, 3325, 3470) yards 1715 (1861, 2012, 2176) (2309, 2469, 2615) (2771, 2917, 3040, 3173) meters of fingering weight wool yarn
  • Version III: 2040 (2215, 2400, 2590) (2755, 2945, 3125) (3310, 3485, 3635, 3795) yards 1865 (2025, 2195, 2368) (2519, 2693, 2858) (3027, 3187, 3324, 3470) meters of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 32 stitches & 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in Left or Right Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 24-stitch panel of Left or Right Pattern measures 3”/7.5 cm wide with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • Note: Both stitch and row gauge are important in this pattern; since the body is worked side-to-side, the number of rows worked determines the width of the piece.

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32”/80 cm circular needle, and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One set of DPNs one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

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

Reading Charts
Seaming 101
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate