Ondawa by Michele Wang


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Twisted Rib, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
970 - 1600 yards (887 - 1463 m)
43¼ (47½, 51¾, 56¼, 60½, 65)" circumference at bust
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Architectural and completely modern in shape, this cropped pullover is a compelling knit and an eye-catching addition to any wardrobe. The front, back, and sleeves are simple quadrangles worked flat and seamed to achieve a wide, swingy shape with an open neckline and snugly fitted three-quarter-length sleeves. The interplay of twisted ribs, cables, and traveling stitches yields a fabric that wants to move and fold, and clever placement of each element creates flattering lines on the body.

Ondawa is knit in Shelter and designed to be oversized or even generously oversized; we chose to style it with almost 19” of ease. Since the size of the boatneck is determined by your seaming, you can adjust the way the garment sits on your shoulders after the knitting is complete. Measure your arm circumference at the biceps to determine which size sleeve will give you a slender fit that’s not too restricting.

970 (1040, 1160, 1300, 1440, 1600) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Snowbound

22 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in 1x1 Twisted Rib, after blocking
27-stitch panel from Chart A measures 5” wide, after blocking
26-stitch panel from Chart C or E measures 5” wide, after blocking
35-stitch panel from Chart D measures 5¾“ wide, after blocking
11-stitch panel from Chart B or F measures 2” wide, after blocking
For all charts, 27 rows = 4”, after blocking

One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

43¼ (47½, 51¾, 56¼, 60½, 65)“ circumference at bust
Sized to fit approximately 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” bust
Intended Ease: + 12–16” (oversized fit) 16–20” (generously oversized fit)
Sample shown is size 51¾“ with + 18¾” ease on model (shown with generously oversized fit)


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