Lorient by Joji Locatelli


May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman’s Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1640 - 2605 yards (1500 - 2382 m)
37 (39, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58)" [94 (99, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 137, 147.5) cm] circumference at bust
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Welcome the weekend in a casual top-down pullover worked in fisherman’s rib. Joji always finds a way to put a playful, transformative touch on a classic garment; here a brocade of basketweave cables accents the raglan shoulders. Lorient is worked top down; after a tubular neckband and set of short rows to raise the back of the sweater, circular knitting and a straight torso let you relax into the meditative rhythm of the stitch pattern. Single-rib edge treatments finish Lorient in understated style. This design makes the most of Loft’s woolen spun qualities to create textural contrasts: the dense cables compact the yarn to define the stitches, while the loose fisherman’s rib allows it to bloom into an airy fabric. Choose a size that gives you about 6” of ease for a comfortable, slouchy silhouette — the slim sleeves will keep the look tidy — or opt for a closer fit to let this sweater hug your curves.


1640 (1740, 1840, 2020, 2180, 2400, 2605) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Bale


16 stitches & 48 rows = 4” in Fisherman’s Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
16-stitch panel from Chart A or B measures 2½“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2½ mm (US 1½)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

37 (39, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58)“ / 94 (99, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 137, 147.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 3–4” (7.5–10 cm)
Sample shown is size 39” (99 cm) with 6” (15 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
Backward Loop Cast On

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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