Freja by Jared Flood

Freja

Knitting
January 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1055 - 1710 yards (965 - 1564 m)
36½ (40, 43½, 47½, 51, 55)" [92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 120.5, 129.5, 139.5) cm] circumference at underarm
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For insouciant style you can dress up or down, Freja is a quick knit with big impact. An open front with a swingy A-line shape and a textured shawl collar make this sculptural piece easy to throw on over any outfit, and in chunky Quarry or Arbor Lodge it’s an ideal cozy overlayer. Add angled patch pockets for the perfect functional accent, and choose either a short or long armhole edging.


Construction

  • This garment is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together. The collar extensions are joined at the center back neck using the Joinery Bind Off.

Yarn

  • 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Lodge (100% American Targhee wool; 125 yards/100 grams)
  • Photographed in color Cottage

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  • 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100 grams) 
  • Photographed in color Obsidian (retired) and Sandstone (retired)

Yardage

  • 1055 (1150, 1295, 1430, 1595, 1710) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Note: Yarn amounts are sufficient to make garment with or without pockets and with armhole edgings in either length.

Gauge

  • 13 stitches & 19 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles
Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle* and one 16" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

Size B (for Cast On)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

  • 36½ (40, 43½, 47½, 51, 55)" [92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 120.5, 129.5, 139.5) cm] circumference at underarm
  • Sized to fit approximately 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)" [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 106.5–112, 117–122, 127–132) cm] chest
  • Arbor Lodge Cottage sample is size 40”/101.5 cm with long armhole edging. Shown on model with dark curly hair with 6”/15 cm ease.
  • Quarry Sandstone (retired) sample is size 40″/101.5 cm with long armhole edging. Shown on model with dark straight hair with 8”/20.5 cm ease.
  • Quarry Obsidian (retired) sample is size 40″/101.5 cm with short armhole edging. Shown on model with light wavy hair with 8”/20.5 cm ease.

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

  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5

Our sincerest thanks goes to our translators: Bianca French (German), Marina Melnikova (Russian), Sophie Oudry-Braillon (French), and our Japanese translator (who wishes to remain anonymous).