Osier by Cheryl Toy

Osier

Knitting
June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Osier Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 - 1965 yards (951 - 1797 m)
42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 63)" [106.6 (117, 127, 137, 147.5, 160) cm] circumference at bust
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Decidedly urban and minimalist, the Osier cardigan combines modern drape with rustic tweedy texture in woolen-spun Shelter yarn. Deep ribbing edged in garter stitch forms wide bands in front and a standing collar in back. The textured stitch pattern, comprised of simple knits and purls, sings in Osier’s simple silhouette. In both cropped and longer length variations, with an open front and roomy side pockets, Osier is a sophisticated wardrobe workhorse for everyday wear.

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yds/50 grams)

Longer Version (I)

  • 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins
  • Photographed in color Truffle Hunt

Cropped Version (II)

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
  • Photographed in color Long Johns

Yardage

Longer Version (I)

  • 1210 (1360, 1510, 1665, 1815, 1965) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Cropped Version (II)

  • 1040 (1170, 1300, 1430, 1560, 1690) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Osier Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 47” circular needle, two 24” 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 Ribbing)

  • One 47” circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested size 3.75 mm (US 5)

*32” or longer circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g. sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

  • 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 63)“ [106.6 (117, 127, 137, 147.5, 160) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: +10” [25.5 cm]
  • Sample I (Longer Version) shown in Truffle Hunt in size 46” [117 cm] with 14” [35.5 cm] ease on model
  • Sample II (Cropped Version) shown in Long Johns in size 54” [137 cm] with 12” [30.5 cm] ease on model

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

  • Invisible Weaving

Skill Level

  • Adventurous Beginner: 2 out of 5