Tectonic by Emily Greene

Tectonic

Knitting
January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
760 - 1570 yards (695 - 1436 m)
40 1/4 (44, 48, 51, 53 3/4, 58 3/4) {62 1/2, 67 1/2, 71 1/4, 75 1/4} inches / 102 (112, 122, 129.5, 136.5, 149) {159, 171, 181, 191} cm finished garment circumference
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Tectonic is an elevated take on your favorite cozy sweatshirt. This raglan pullover is knit seamlessly from the top down, with a relaxed fit through the body and sleeves and a classic crew neckline.

Tectonic’s statement sleeves are cleverly shaped to create a structured, three-dimensional silhouette. Both body and sleeves feature traveling diagonal columns of stockinette stitch, which flow seamlessly into the ribbed cuffs and modern split hem. Finish off your Tectonic with a polished neckband of folded stockinette (as shown), or with a simple ribbed band.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
40 1/4 (44, 48, 51, 53 3/4, 58 3/4) {62 1/2, 67 1/2, 71 1/4, 75 1/4} inches / 102 (112, 122, 129.5, 136.5, 149) {159, 171, 181, 191} cm finished garment circumference at chest
Suggested Ease: + 6-8” (15-20 cm)
Pattern includes a detailed schematic (included in photos, at left), with finished garment measurements given in both imperial and metric units.
Sample shown is size 3, worn with ~6” (15 cm) positive ease

MATERIALS
820 (920, 950, 1100, 1205, 1280) {1395, 1450, 1520, 1675} yards / 750 (840, 870, 1005, 1100, 1170) {1275, 1325, 1390, 1530} meters of worsted-weight yarn needed
Sample shown in Ritual Dyes Elder (100% Rambouillet wool) in colorway “Smoke”. 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) {8, 8, 8, 9} skeins of Elder are needed to meet yardage requirements.

GAUGE
16.5 stitches & 26 rows = 4ʺ (10 cm) in reverse stockinette stitch worked in the round with Size A needle(s), after blocking
17 stitches & 30 rows = 4ʺ (10 cm) in garter stitch worked in the round with Size A needle(s), after blocking

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 36-60ʺ (91-152 cm) circular needle and one set DPNs* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: US 8 (5.0 mm)

Size B (for Sleeve Cuffs)
One set DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Size C (for Neckband)
One 16-20ʺ (40-51 cm) circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: US 5 (3.75 mm)

*A 36” circular needle may be used instead of DPNs for sleeves & cuffs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, removable stitch markers, waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle, crochet hook for (optional) folded neckband (suggested size: US 4 (3.5 mm))

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate: Skills required for this pattern include casting on, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches and binding off.
Instructions are provided for special techniques used, including German short rows and Tubular Bind-Off.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
Tectonic is knit in the round from the top down with raglan sleeve shaping. The neck is shaped using short rows. The reverse stockinette body is worked in the round from the WS (inside-out) to reduce purling. The garter stitch sleeves are worked RS-out. The hem band is split, and the shorter front hem is edged with a double-knit selvedge that continues the side ‘seams’ of the body. The neckband includes two style options, and is worked in the round from picked up stitches during finishing.