Lowra by Veronik Avery

Lowra

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1440 - 2220 yards (1317 - 2030 m)
32 (35, 38, 41¼, 44¼, 47¼, 50¼)" [81.5 (89, 96.5, 105, 112.5, 120, 127.5) cm] circumference at chest, closed
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With two closure options and an elegant ribbed collar, Lowra is a polished cardigan destined to become a wardrobe staple. Knit with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for crisp stockinette stitch and a gentle yet sturdy hand, Lowra has plenty of knitterly appeal, versatility and timelessness.


Construction

The pieces are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The collar extensions are worked from each front and joined at the back neck with Joinery Bind Off, then the collar edge is sewn to the back neck.

Yarn

  • 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in colors Vintner and Carob

Yardage

  • 1440 (1540, 1680, 1800, 1940, 2100, 2220) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 21 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle or Double Pointed Needles (DPNs), two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 32” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

Finished Dimensions

  • 32 (35, 38, 41¼, 44¼, 47¼, 50¼)" [81.5 (89, 96.5, 105, 112.5, 120, 127.5) cm] circumference at chest, closed
  • Sample I (Vintner) shown in size 35" [89 cm] with 1" [2.5 cm] ease on model
  • Sample II (Carob) shown in size 41¼" [105 cm] with -2¼" [-6 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:

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On
  • 1x1 Tubular Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • 1x1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (modified)

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate