Tamarack (For Her) by Jared Flood

Tamarack (For Her)

September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1340 - 2220 yards (1225 - 2030 m)
35¼ (39¾, 44¼, 49, 53½, 58)" [89.5 (101, 112.5, 124.5, 136, 147.5) cm] bust circumference, buttoned
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Knit up a smoking jacket-style cardigan in Quarry for a plush and cozy outer layer this autumn. The overall fabric of moss stitch creates gentle texture that shows off Quarry’s flecks and striations, and a subtle A-line shape with raglan shoulders makes Tamarack easy to wear. Choose between a short ribbed band for the fronts or a shawl collar band shaped with short rows. Optional patch pockets and a belt secured with i-cord complete the look.


1340 (1480, 1690, 1845, 2065, 2220) yards of chunky weight yarn


7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool, 200 yards/100 grams)
Sample photographed in color Sulphur


14 stitches & 22 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated row gauge.


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: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 32” and 47” circular needles and one set of DPNs three sizes smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

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).

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.

Finished Dimensions

35¼ (39¾, 44¼, 49, 53½, 58)“ / 89.5 (101, 112.5, 124.5, 136, 147.5) cm bust circumference, buttoned
IntendedEase: + 4–5” / 10–12.5cm
Sample shown is size 39¾” (101 cm) with 5¾“ (14.5 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Circular knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Flat knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
Sloped Bind Off
One-Row Buttonhole
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method

Skill Level

3 out of 5