McCoy by Veronik Avery

McCoy

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1320 - 2580 yards (1207 - 2359 m)
33½ (37¼, 41¼, 45) (48¾, 52½, 56½, 60¼)" [85 (94.5, 105, 114.5) (124, 133.5, 143.5, 153) cm] circumference at chest
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Make your graphic colorwork dreams come true with the McCoy pullover. Worked in the round from the bottom up, and incorporating both raglan and round-yoke shaping, McCoy features a running zig-zag and triangle motif that dashes around the wearer’s shoulders. Charts are included for both a two- and four-color version, inviting your inner color theorist to venture out and into the world of design possibility — which of Arbor yarn’s prismatic hues will you include in your McCoy?

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


Construction

The body and sleeves of this pullover are worked circularly from the bottom up, then joined to work the yoke in one piece. The yoke is shaped with a combination of raglan and round-yoke decreases.

Yarn

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

Two-Color Version:

  • 9 (10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Color 1 (C1)

Four-Color Version:

  • 9 (10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein of Color 1 (C1); 1 skein of Color 2 (C2); 1 skein of Color 3 (C3)

Photographed in the following colorways:

  • Sample I: Porter (MC) & Hammock (C1)
  • Sample II: Parka (MC), Morandi (C1), Driftwood (C2) & Dorado (C3)

Yardage

Two-Color Version:

  • 1215 (1375, 1515, 1675) (1775, 2005, 2190, 2375) yards MC; 105 (120, 130, 150) (155, 170, 190, 205) yards of C1 of DK weight wool yarn

Four-Color Version:

  • 1215 (1375, 1515, 1675) (1775, 2005, 2190, 2375) yards MC; 15 (15, 15, 20) (20, 20, 25, 25) yards C1; 50 (55, 60, 70) (75, 80, 90, 95) yards C2; 40 (45, 50, 55) (60, 70, 75, 80) yards C3 of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 21 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 21 stitches & 29 rounds = 4” in stranded knitting with Size B needle(s), * after blocking

Needles

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: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Stranded Colorwork)

  • One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size C (for Ribbing)

  • One each 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Finished Dimensions

  • 33½ (37¼, 41¼, 45) (48¾, 52½, 56½, 60¼)“ [85 (94.5, 105, 114.5) (124, 133.5, 143.5, 153) cm] circumference at chest
  • Two-color sample shown on male model is size 48¾“ [124 cm] with 4¾” [12 cm] ease
  • Two-color sample shown on female model is size 48¾“ [124 cm] with 2¼” [5.5 cm] ease
  • Four-color sample shown is size 37¼“ [94.5 cm] with 5¼” [13.5 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:

  • Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On (optional)
  • 2x2 Tubular Bind Off (optional)

Skill Level

4 out of 5: Adventurous Intermediate