Skew by Kyoko Nakayoshi


November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1450 - 2175 yards (1326 - 1989 m)
32¼ (34, 36¼, 38¾, 41, 45¼)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
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Please use crochet cast on method at the beginning of the pattern for rib edging instead of provisional cast on.
If you have already done a provisional cast on for the garment, you can still continue with the garment and then at the end you can unravel and simply work the standard cast off.

Wrap up in cozy style. This graphic cardigan translates all the energy and impact of striped triangular shawls into an eminently wearable blanket-front sweater. Skew is worked top down from the neck ribbing, then front stitches are put on hold while you establish the triangle at the back. Then the whole yoke is worked at once, stitches are set aside for the sleeves, and the work continues to the ribbed hem. All the back increases are completed at the center to maintain the chevrons, but balanced by decreases at the sides so that the fronts are not angled. Gently sinuous raglan shaping at the fronts ensures a comfortable and flattering fit through the shoulders and slim sleeves. Elegant and rustic at once, Skew will easily find a home in any wardrobe. Choose two high-contrast colors from the Shelter palette, try a subtle harmony of your favorite neutrals, or change the look by using odd skeins or a gradient of hues in the stripes.

Worsted weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:
910 (965, 1055, 1140, 1265, 1365) yards Color 1 (C1)
540 (570, 625, 675, 750, 810) yards Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):
7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins C1 and 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins C2
Photographed in Postcard (C1) and Wool Socks (C2)

19 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

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: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for ribbing):
One 32” circular and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

32¼ (34, 36¼, 38¾, 41, 45¼)“ circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
Intended Ease: +1–2”
Sample shown is size 36” with +1” ease on model

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