Mahakam by Rachel Brockman

Mahakam

Knitting
June 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette Stitch with larger needles (plus two other gauge measurements)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1100 - 2200 yards (1006 - 2012 m)
S[M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
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Mahakam is named after the mountainous region from the world of one of my favorite fantasy books, where dwarves live and thrive. Although I imagine the dwarves are more likely to sport attire of armor and leather, I can imagine few things better than a cozy wool sweater to wear deep in the rugged mountains. Still, the rich, coal-color of this sweater conjures images of mining and metallurgy – two things undoubtedly associated with dwarves.

Knit in Universal Yarn’s Deluxe Worsted – a stash staple – this sweater features slip-stitch cables throughout the body and sleeves. Ribbing highlights the lines of the raglan shaping, and the neck is wide enough to comfortably layer your favorite flannel underneath. Choose the size closest to your actual chest measurement for a more tailored fit or bump up a size for a more relaxed look. This is a timeless piece sure to endure the test of time. Can you imagine a more suitable autumn sweater?

SIZES
S(M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
shown in 2X size, modeled with 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm ease on John (dark hair)
shown in 2X size, modeled with 0 inches / 0 cm ease on Michael (red hair)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 36.5(40.75, 44.25, 48.5, 52.5, 56.5, 60.5, 64.5) inches / 92.5(103.5, 112.5, 124, 133.5, 143.5, 153.5, 164) cm
Length: 24(24.5, 25.25, 26.25, 26.5, 27.75, 28.5, 29) inches / 61(62, 64, 66.5, 67.5, 70.5, 72.5, 73.5( cm

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 220 yds/200 m per 100g); color: 12172 Dark Crystal: 5(6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Recommended needle size:
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
US #8/5mm straight or your preferred needle for knitting flat
US #7/4.5mm straight or your preferred needle for knitting flat
US #7/4.5mm 16 inch/40 cm circular (for Neck Edging)
Notions:
removable stitch markers
stitch markers
cable needle
yarn needle

GAUGE
16 sts & 26 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Reverse Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
23 sts & 28 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Alternating Slips with larger needles
23 sts & 28 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Slip Columns Panel with larger needles

PATTERN NOTES
This sweater is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. After assembling the body, neck stitches are picked up and worked in the round.

Work all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn held in back on RS rows and with yarn held in front on WS rows.

This pattern is also available in Danish here.