Newel by Paula Pereira

Newel

Knitting
June 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
610 - 1580 yards (558 - 1445 m)
18¼ (20, 21¾, 24¼, 26¼, 28½)" [46.5 (51, 55, 61.5, 66.5, 72.5) cm] back width at chest
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With the option to knit as a sleeveless vest or a long-sleeved cardigan, Newel is a thick cabled garment with plenty of modern appeal. With bias stockinette stitch front panels and knit in Quarry yarn, Newel strikes a balance of rusticity and elegance. Wide cables adorn the collar and front bands, integrating cleverly with pockets that complement the overall wearability of Newel.

Finished Dimensions

  • 18¼ (20, 21¾, 24¼, 26¼, 28½)“ [46.5 (51, 55, 61.5, 66.5, 72.5) cm] back width at chest
  • Sized to fit approximately 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)“ [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 106.5–112, 117–122, 127–132) cm] chest
  • Vest sample shown is size 24¼“ [61.5 cm] back width on model with 0–2” [0–5 cm] ease
  • Cardigan sample shown is size 20” [51 cm] back width on model with 2–4” [5–10 cm] ease

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 200 yards/100 grams)

Vest

  • 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins
  • Photographed in color Citrine

Note: The fifth size takes almost exactly 5 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Cardigan

  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • Photographed in color Gypsum

Note: The sixth size takes almost exactly 8 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Yardage

Vest

  • 610 (685, 765, 940, 990, 1105) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Cardigan

  • 900 (1005, 1115, 1320, 1420, 1580) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 13 stitches & 20 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 17 stitches & 20 rows = 4” in Newel Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • One 26-stitch motif from Newel Chart measures 6” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs* one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5.5 mm (US 9)

Size C (for Cast On)

  • One 32” circular needle, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 6.5 mm (US 10½)

*32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using Magic Loop method

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Crochet Cast On
  • Cabled Cast On
  • Purled Cabled Cast On
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • 1x1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Modified Kitchener Technique

Skill Level

Adventurous Intermediate: 4 out of 5

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

Portuguese translation provided by Letícia Cinto. For any questions regarding the translation, please contact the designer via the email provided in the translation.