Fort by Jared Flood


July 2013
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Checkerboard Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1275 - 1985 yards (1166 - 1815 m)
38 (41¼, 44½, 47½, 50¾, 54)" circumference at chest
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A utilitarian Shelter pullover distinguished by smart details will anchor any masculine wardrobe. A simple checkerboard of knits and purls creates subtle all-over texture, and a folded neckband in double rib adds a pleasing element of durable heft. Contrast-color elbow patches in Loft can be scholarly or playful, depending on your color choice. Fort is worked in the round to the underarms; the yoke and set-in sleeve caps are knit flat and seamed.

Approximately 1275 (1395, 1495, 1670, 1800, 1985) yards of worsted weight wool yarn (MC)
Approximately 90 yards of fingering weight wool yarn (CC; for Elbow Patches only)
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 g): 10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins MC
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 g): 1 skein CC
Photographed in color Artifact (MC) & Cast Iron (CC)

Sweater Gauge (worsted weight yarn):
20 stitches & 35 rounds = 4” in Checkerboard Stitch, using Size A needle(s) and MC, after blocking

Patch Gauge (fingering weight yarn):
28 stitches & 56 rows = 4” in garter stitch, using Size E needle(s) and CC, after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs* in size needed to obtain Sweater Gauge
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs* two sizes smaller than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Collar lining and Tubular Cast On only):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs* three sizes smaller than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size D (for Collar Turning Round only):
One 16” circular needle, two sizes larger than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size E (for Elbow Patches only):
One pair of straight or a circular needle(s) in size needed to obtain Patch Gauge listed above
Suggested Size: 2¼ mm (US 1)

Note: 32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular needle and DPNs if using Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round

38 (41¼, 44½, 47½, 50¾, 54)“ circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3-4”
Sample shown is size 44½” with +4½“ ease on model

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