Forbes by Jared Flood

Forbes

Knitting
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 bust
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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.

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


Yarn

  • 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

Yardage

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

Gauge

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

Needles
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

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.