Peaks by Jared Flood

Peaks

Knitting
January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1475 - 2225 yards (1349 - 2035 m)
40½ (43, 48, 50½, 55½, 58)" [103 (109, 122, 128.5, 141, 147.5) cm] circumference at chest
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Woods wear meets modern style in a rugged pullover with thoughtful details. Shelter marls add a frostbitten effect to a simple stranded motif that conjures mountain ranges through falling snow. Sinuous raglan shaping provides a tailored fit at the shoulders while a steeked neckline allows the colorwork to continue in the round. With features like a self-faced shawl collar that envelopes the cut edges for a perfectly secure finish, Peaks is a treat for the advanced knitter.


Construction

The body and sleeves are worked circularly from the bottom up and joined at the underarms, then the yoke is worked in the round. A steek is used to create the front neck opening. The front neck steek is secured and then cut open. The collar is worked in two pieces which are then joined using Joinery Bind Off before being sewn into the neck opening. The steek edge will be trapped inside the two layers of the collar.

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

8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12) skeins of Color 1 (C1)
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Color 2 (C2)

Photographed in colors Narwhal (C1) & Newsprint (C2) and Caribou (C1) & Fossil (C2)

Yardage
1090 (1160, 1320, 1395, 1555, 1620) yards C1 and 385 (415, 480, 510, 580, 605) yards C2 of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge
19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4" in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

19 stitches & 23 rounds = 4" in pattern from Peaks Chart with Size A/Size B needle, after blocking

Note: Correct length of the garment is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.

Needles
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch and Single-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)
One each 24" and 32" circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)
One 32" circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. We recommend trying Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting.

Size C (for Ribbing)
One 32" circular needle and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32" circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

*32" 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
40½ (43, 48, 50½, 55½, 58)" [103 (109, 122, 128.5, 141, 147.5) cm] circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 43" [109 cm] with 7" [18 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
Color Dominance
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
Rib Cabled Cast On
Backward Loop Cast On
Steeking
Securing a Steek: Crochet Method
Securing a Steek: Sewn Method (Machine or Hand)
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level
5 out of 5

Our sincerest thanks goes to our translators: Bianca French (German), Marina Melnikova (Russian), Sophie Oudry-Braillon (French), and our Japanese translator (who wishes to remain anonymous).

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