Ferry Building by Sloane Rosenthal

Ferry Building

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1450 - 2300 yards (1326 - 2103 m)
Adult XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Shown in size S with 9 ½ inches/24 cm positive ease
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Ferry Building is part of I Knit San Francisco
Print copies available from One More Row Press

The Ferry Building pullover is a slightly-cropped, drop-shouldered pullover featuring a graphic cable motif around the bottom hem. Finished with ribbed sleeves and a dramatic cowl neck, the sweater has a modern, easy-to-wear silhouette that pairs well with pants and skirts alike. Short rows give the hem the slightest hint of a flattering, youthful, high-low curve.

The sweater is worked in pieces and seamed, with minimal shaping below the underarms. Increases along the armhole subtly angle the sleeves, while sloped bind-offs shape and anchor the shoulders. After the sweater is seamed, stitches are picked up from the neckline and the cowl neck is knit in the round.

Sizes
Adult XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Shown in size S with 9 ½ inches/24 cm positive ease

Finished Measurements
Bust circumference: 41 ½ (45 ½, 49 ½, 54 ½, 58 ½, 62 ½, 66 ½) inches/104.5 (115.5, 126, 138.5, 148.5, 159, 169) cm
Sleeve length to underarm: 15 (15, 15, 15 ½, 15 ½, 15 ½, 16 ¼) inches/38 (38, 38, 39.5, 39.5, 39.5, 41.5) cm
Upper arm circumference: 9 ¾ (12 ¼, 12 ¼, 13, 14 ¼, 14 ¾, 16) inches/25 (31, 31, 33, 36, 37.5, 40.5) cm
Cuff circumference: 8 (8 ½, 8 ½, 8 ½, 9 ¼, 9 ¼, 9 ¼) inches/20.5 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 23.5, 23.5, 23.5) cm
Body length to underarm:14 (14 ½, 14 ½, 14 ½, 15, 15, 15 ½) inches/35.5 (37, 37, 37, 38, 38, 39.5) cm
Cowl length: 12 inches/30.5 cm (all sizes)

Materials

  • Hudson + West Co. WELD (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; Fingering weight: 200 yd/183 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein); color: Ash; 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins or approx. 1450 (1575, 1700, 1900, 2025, 2200, 2300) yds
  • US 4/3.5 mm 32-inch/81-cm circular needle
  • US 3/3.25 mm 32-inch/81-cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle
  • For cowl, either one set of DPNs or long circular needle (for Magic Loop) in gauge needle, one and two sizes smaller, and one and two sizes larger
  • Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle (optional)

Gauge
26 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking

This design is part of the I Knit San Francisco collection.
Print copies available from One More Row Press

From the Ferry Building to the Castro, take a knitting whirl through San Francisco. We introduce you to ten Bay Area knitwear designers, visit a dozen Bay Area LYSes, and share our favorite bits of the City by the Bay.

Want to know where to find the San Francisco that the locals know and love? I Knit San Francisco shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can’t make it to the City by the Bay, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring San Francisco home.

Designers include

  • Kelly White/Kelly White Designs
  • Sloane Rosenthal/Hudson + West Co.
  • Faina Goberstein
  • Yvonne Poon/Gamer Babe Knits
  • Julie Weisenberger/Cocoknits
  • Audry Nicklin
  • Heatherly Walker/Yarn Yenta
  • Sonya Philip/100 Acts of Sewing
  • Juliana Lustenader
  • Kathleen Dames & Vilasinee Bunnag/The Loome

Plus visit a dozen Bay Area yarn shops with Kathleen Dames/kathleen dames knitwear design and Alice O’Reilly/Backyard Fiberworks.

Featured yarns include Bay Street Yarns, The Dye Project, Hudson + West Co., Little Skein in the Big Wool with help from Seismic Yarns, Love Fest Fibers, Sincere Sheep, Speckled Finch Studios, Twirl Yarn, A Verb for Keeping Warm

Shot on location in San Francisco by local photographer Alli Novak/Luzography. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson/Mountain Laurel Artwork.

Join One More Row Press on our Knit Like A Local™ adventure in San Francisco.