Huxley by Jared Flood


September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Two-Color Pattern with Gauge Needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
475 - 955 yards (434 - 873 m)
33¼ (36¾, 40, 43¼, 46¾, 50, 53½)" blocked chest circumference
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“I’m always charmed by the simple Norwegian “Lice” Pattern that adorns this vest – it’s both classic and sweet. This garment is worked in the round from bottom to top and, in the spirit of tradition, utilizes steeks (cutting) to open up the armholes and neck. Huxley knits up quickly and makes a great layering piece to add warmth and interest to your Fall wardrobe.” – Jared Flood


Vest is worked in the round from the bottom up, with steeks to open the armholes and neck. Shoulders are grafted using Kitchener Stitch, and neckband and armhole edgings are picked up and worked circularly.

Approx. 475 (555, 645, 725, 815, 885, 955) yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Main Color (MC) and 45 (50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 90) yards in Contrast Color (CC)

4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Main Color, 1 skein in Contrast Color
Sample shown in Tent as MC & Fossil as CC

19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in blocked two-color pattern from chart with Gauge Needle
19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle

Gauge Needle: One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
One 32” circular one size smaller than Gauge Needle, for ribbed hem
One 16” circular two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle, for armhole edgings and neckband
Suggested sizes: US 8/5 mm, US 7/4.5mm, and US 6/4 mm

Finished Dimensions
33¼ (36¾, 40, 43¼, 46¾, 50, 53½)“ blocked chest circumference
Sample shown is size 33¼” with +1” ease on model

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

Skill Level
3 of 5

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

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Translated by Meri Tanaka