Forbes by Jared Flood


October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 - 1855 yards (896 - 1696 m)
35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63)" [89 (99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160) cm] circumference at chest
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Pure Rambouillet wool — grown in Wyoming at Forbes Ranch and woolen-spun into a bouncy worsted-weight yarn — gives the Forbes pullover plenty of cozy luxury. This sweater is simply constructed, with minimal shaping and seams only at the underarms. Ranch 02: Forbes, Brooklyn Tweed’s newest ranch-specific yarn, lends depth and sumptuous softness to the textured yoke of this classic pullover.

While this pattern was written for Ranch 02, a limited-edition yarn, Tones or Shelter can be used as a substitute for the pattern at the same gauge.


Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.


  • The body and sleeves are worked circularly from the bottom up, then joined to work the yoke in one piece. The neckband is worked directly from the live stitches at the top of the yoke.
  • Short rows are worked at the base of the yoke, just after the body and sleeves are united; additional short rows are worked immediately upon completion of the yoke shaping. Both sets of short rows are incorporated to raise the back of the garment to provide a better fit at the neck.


  • 10 (11, 12, 14, 14, 16, 17, 19) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 02: Forbes (100% American Rambouillet Wool; 102 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in Natural


  • 980 (1105, 1220, 1325, 1425, 1545, 1705, 1855) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 18 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One each of 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed (DPNs), two sizes smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

  • 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63)“ [89 (99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160) cm] circumference at bust

  • Sample shown is size 43” [109 cm] with 9½“ [24 cm] ease on model

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

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

  • Cabled Cast On Method
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Sewn Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • Wet Blocking

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

To learn more about the special yarn used for the Forbes pullover, watch our video about Ranch 02: Forbes’s origins and development here.