Tillage by Jared Flood

Tillage

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1575 - 2570 yards (1440 - 2350 m)
40½ (45, 49, 53½, 58½, 63)" [103 (114.5, 124.5, 136, 148.5, 160) cm] circumference at bust
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The Tillage pullover features bold cable panels and plenty of gansey-inspired texture. In DK weight, worsted- spun Arbor yarn, the stitches remain crisp and elastic, adding to the sweater’s wearability. With spare shaping and instructions for two different collars and hems, Tillage has all the makings of a favorite sweater for any style preference.

The front, back, and raglan-shaped sleeves are knit separately, in flat pieces then sewn together. With an optional split hi-lo hem, Tillage can be customized to best flatter the wearer. The cables along the body and the raglan-shaped shoulders are charted. Stitches are picked up at the neckline after seaming to form the collar which can be worked as a funnel neck or doubled over for a classic crewneck.

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


Yarn

Hi-Lo Hem Version:

  • 11 (13, 14, 15, 17, 18) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Treehouse

Traditional Hem Version:

  • 11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Heron

Yardage

Hi-Lo Hem Version:

  • 1575 (1755, 1920, 2120, 2370, 2570) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Traditional Hem Version:

  • 1470 (1640, 1790, 1975, 2215, 2390) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 22 stitches & 33 rows = 4” in Garter Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 34-stitch panel from Cable Chart A measures 4¼“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 46-stitch panel from Cable Chart B measures 6” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Folded Neckband only)

  • One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

Finished Dimensions

  • 40½ (45, 49, 53½, 58½, 63)" [103 (114.5, 124.5, 136, 148.5, 160) cm] circumference at bust
  • Hi-Lo Hem sample shown in size 49" [124.5 cm] with 5½" [14 cm] ease on model
  • Traditional Hem sample shows in size 45" [114.5 cm] with 11" [28 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Cabled Cast On
  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Garter Stitch Selvedge
  • Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate