Harlowe by Melissa Wehrle


June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Texture Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1375 - 1975 yards (1257 - 1806 m)
40¾ (42¼, 44¼, 48¾, 52¼, 56¾)” [103.5 (107.5, 112.5, 124, 132.5, 144) cm] circumference at chest
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Embrace the weekend in a slouchy V-neck that makes the most of Arbor’s superior stitch definition. Harlowe is built to drape and move, with a fluid fabric studded with purl stitches for subtle interest. The hems are knit separately from a tubular single-rib edge — longer in the back — and shaped with increases that subtly open deep side vents. Above the vents, the straight torso is worked in the round. Long, slim sleeves are also worked circularly from the cuff upward. An edging of gently curled stockinette is worked in strips and sewn on after shoulder seaming to stabilize the neckline.


The ribbings and lower front and back are worked separately, then joined to continue working the body circularly to the armholes, forming side slits where the separate pieces were joined. The body is then divided for front and back and worked flat separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked circularly. The neck has a self-edging on the front, then work continues over the edging stitches on each side separately. The ends are joined with Kitchener Stitch, and the edging is then is sewn to the back neck.


1375 (1450, 1520, 1665, 1790, 1975) total yards of DK weight yarn


10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Humpback


22 stitches & 30 rows/rounds = 4″ in Texture 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: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used. 32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

40¾ (42¼, 44¼, 48¾, 52¼, 56¾)” / 103.5 (107.5, 112.5, 124, 132.5, 144) cm circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 42¼” (107.5 cm) with 8¼” (21 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:
1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; Even Number of Stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5