Idiom

Knitting
October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
680 - 3315 yards (622 - 3031 m)
37 (41½, 44½, 48) (53, 57, 60½) (64, 69½, 73½, 76½)” [94 (105.5, 113, 122) (134.5, 145, 153.5) (162.5, 176.5, 186.5, 194.5) cm] circumference at chest
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New on the scene and never before seen, Idiom demands your attention. This brioche-shouldered piece is as bold as your best day and as invigorating as your first cup of coffee. Innovatively worked sideways from circular sleeve through body to sleeve again, this sweater weds fashion to comfort and holds your interest. Let your unique style speak in Arbor’s crisp stitches with options for cropped or standard body length and cap- or elbow-length sleeves.

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Construction

  • This pullover is worked sideways. The right sleeve is worked circularly, then stitches are cast on for the front and back and the body is worked flat. The front and back are split at the neck and worked flat, then joined at the left shoulder. The front and back are bound off and the left sleeve is worked circularly. Once finished, the sides of the body are seamed.
  • This pattern has two body length options, Cropped (Version I) and Classic (Version II), as well as two sleeve length options, cap- and elbow-length.

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11)

  • 37 (41½, 44½, 48) (53, 57, 60½) (64, 69½, 73½, 76½)” [94 (105.5, 113, 122) (134.5, 145, 153.5) (162.5, 176.5, 186.5, 194.5) cm] circumference at chest
  • Model with longer hair is 5’11”/180.5 cm tall with a chest circumference of 37”/94 cm and is wearing Size 3, Version II with elbow length sleeves with 7½”/19 cm positive ease
  • Model with shorter hair is 5’7”/170 cm tall with a chest circumference of 38½“/98 cm and is wearing Size 3, Version II with elbow length sleeves with 6”/15 cm positive ease

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

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

Version I (Cropped Length Body with Cap Sleeves):

  • 5 (6, 7, 7) (9, 9, 10) (11, 13, 14, 15) skeins
  • Note: The sixth, eighth, and tenth sizes use nearly the number of skeins listed. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Version II (Classic Length Body with Cap Sleeves):

  • 7 (8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 13) (15, 17, 18, 19) skeins
  • Note: The fifth, sixth, and seventh sizes use nearly the number of skeins listed. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Elbow-length Sleeve Variation (for either Version I or II)

  • 3 (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 5) additional skeins*
  • Version II with elbow-length sleeves photographed in color Dorado
  • Note: The fourth size uses exactly the number of skeins listed. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

For Sizes 3, 5, & 9 of Version I and Sizes 9, 10, & 11 of Version II the elbow-length sleeves require one less skein of yarn due to extra yardage in the skeins used for the body.

Yardage

Version I (Cropped Length Body with Cap Sleeves):

  • 680 (780, 885, 995) (1185, 1300, 1410) (1590, 1795, 2015, 2135) yards [620 (713, 809, 909) (1083, 1188, 1289) (1453, 1641, 1842, 1951) meters] of DK weight wool yarn

Version II (Classic Length Body with Cap Sleeves):

  • 985 (1125, 1230, 1365) (1590, 1735, 1870) (2080, 2330, 2530, 2670) yards [900 (1028, 1124, 1248) (1453, 1586, 1709) (1901, 2130, 2312, 2440) meters] of DK weight wool yarn

Elbow-length Sleeve Variation (for either Version I or II)

  • 365 (385, 400, 435) (470, 490, 510) (550, 585, 625, 645) yards [334 (352, 366, 398) (430, 448, 466) (503, 535, 571, 590) meters] of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 21.5 stitches & 43 rows (21.5 garter ridges) = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking
  • 21.5 stitches & 43 rounds (21.5 countable rounds) = 4”/10 cm in brioche stitch, after blocking

Needles

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner