Larus by Norah Gaughan


March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1310 - 1995 yards (1198 - 1824 m)
41½ (45, 48¾, 52¼, 55¾, 59¼)" [105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm] circumference at chest
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Cuddle down in a roomy Shelter tunic with an unusual neckline. The front and back, which are knit flat, feature a central panel of chevrons formed with simple left and right twists and a touch of garter stitch. The patterned sections form a self-finished neck edge and extend from the front to form the collar. The flanking motif of slipped stitches and tiny cables is echoed on the bracelet-length sleeves. For a hint of unexpected asymmetry, the chevrons change direction at the left side of the neck.


The back and front are worked flat from the bottom up. The front neck edges have a self-finished edge, and each side of the collar is worked as an extension of the front. The collar stitches are then joined using Joinery Bind Off, and the edge is sewn to the back neck. The sleeves are picked up from the edges of the upper body and worked from the top down.


1310 (1430, 1580, 1700, 1855, 1995) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Barn Owl


18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
10-stitch panel from Left or Right Side Panel Chart measures 15/8” wide
16-stitch panel from Chevron Chart or Inverse Chevron Chart measures 3” wide
11-stitch panel from Center Body Panel Chart measures 1¾“ wide
14-stitch panel from Sleeve Chart measures 2¼” wide
Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

41½ (45, 48¾, 52¼, 55¾, 59¼)“; 105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 45” (114.5 cm) with 13” (33 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:
Rib Cabled Cast On
Sloped Bind Off
Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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