Extra Texture by Stephen West

Extra Texture

Knitting
February 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch cable pattern with larger needle before blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1475 - 2175 yards (1349 - 1989 m)
Small [Medium, Large, Extra Large]
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Surround yourself in cozy cabled goodness with this boxy Westknits sweater. Begin with the collar and proceed to the antler cables on the shoulders. The front and back yoke are knit flat and then the entire sweater is joined in the round for the body. You can knit the body and sleeves as long as you want. Twisted ribbing frames the edges for a sublimely textured fabric. Use two strands of yarn held together like one strand of suri alpaca or mohair yarn held together with one strand of wool. Choose between four sizes and enjoy this comfy oversized sweater.

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)

All sizes are meant to fit oversized with generous positive ease.

Shown on Stephen in Large Size (gold) with 36” / 91cm of positive ease.
Shown on Rósa in Large Size (gold) with 22” / 56cm of positive ease.

Small Size recommended if you have a chest circumference less than 34” / 86cm.
Medium Size recommended if you have a chest circumference between 34 – 41” / 86 – 104cm.
Large Size recommended if you have a chest circumference between 42 – 56” / 107 – 142cm.
Extra Large Size recommended if you have a chest circumference larger than 56” / 142cm.

Finished Measurements: 56 (67, 78, 89)” / 142 (170, 198, 226)cm chest circumference. Measurements taken un-blocked.

See Schematic for measurements.

Body and sleeve lengths are customizable.

Yarn: Worsted weight

The gold sample features one strand of sport weight suri alpaca yarn held together with one strand of fingering weight wool.

The green sample features one strand of DK weight wool held together with one strand of lace weight mohair silk yarn.

Yardage: Approximately 1475 (1650, 1975, 2175)yds / 1349 (1509, 1806, 1989)m if you’re using one strand of yarn.
You will need the recommended yardage for both yarns if you’re holding two yarns together.

Shown in: Gold Sample (Large Size)
Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 10% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein)
Colorway - Biscuit

Qing Fibre High Twist BFL (100% Superwash BFL Wool; 399yds / 365m per 100g skein)
Colorway - Biscuit

The Melted Baby Suri and BFL fingering weight wool are held together throughout the entire sweater.

Green Sample (Medium Size)
West Wool Tandem in the Green Olive colorway

West Wool Glowhair in the Wellington colorway (dark green mohair)

The DK weight Tandem wool and lace weight mohair silk Glowhair are held together throughout the entire sweater.

Needles: US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or one size smaller than your main larger needle for the collar and sleeve cuffs
Two pairs of US 8 / 5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge for your main needle

Magic loop method is used for knitting the Collar and Sleeves in the rnd.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch cable pattern with larger main needle before blocking
18 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in twisted ribbing with smaller needle before blocking