Tamarack (For Him) by Jared Flood

Tamarack (For Him)

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
1420 - 2215 yards (1298 - 2025 m)
39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 53, 57½, 62)" [99.5 (111, 122.5, 134.5, 146, 157.5) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
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Knit up a smoking jacket-style cardigan in Quarry for a plush and cozy outerlayer this autumn. The overall fabric of moss stitch creates gentle texture that shows off Quarry’s flecks and striations, and a straight torso with raglan shoulders makes Tamarack easy to wear. Choose between a short ribbed button band for the fronts or a shawl collar button band shaped with short rows. Optional patch pockets complete the look.



1420 (1560, 1745, 1875, 2075, 2215) total yards of chunky weight yarn needed


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


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

39¼ (43¾, 48¼, 53, 57½, 62)“ / 99.5 (111, 122.5, 134.5, 146, 157.5) cm circumference at chest, buttoned
Sample shown is size 43¾” (111 cm) with ¾“ (2 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