Truss by Melissa Wehrle

Truss

Knitting
June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
885 - 1705 yards (809 - 1559 m)
40 (43¼, 44¾, 48½) (53¼, 58, 61¼, 66)" [101.5 (110, 113.5, 123) (135.5, 147.5, 155.5, 167.5) cm] circumference at chest, buttoned
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Melissa Wehrle is known for elevating basic shapes with just the right details. She brings that meticulous attention to detail to Truss, a contemporary, drop-shoulder cardigan with flattering ribbed side panels. Decorative eyelets follow pyramids of ribbing, echoing the lines of the V-neck and providing subtle shaping at the waist. The split hem begins with ribbing worked separately for the fronts and back; the work is then joined to knit the body in one piece to the underarms. The back and fronts are again worked separately to the shoulders; sleeves are knit flat and seamed in. Boasting tidy lines, this cardigan’s modern yet classic versatility makes for easy styling.

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


Construction

  • The ribbings for the right front, back, and left front are worked separately from the bottom up. All three sections are then joined together and the body is worked flat in one piece to the armholes, forming side slits where the separate ribbings were joined. The body is then divided for right front, back, and left front and worked separately to the shoulders.
  • The sleeves are worked flat and sewn into the armholes. The collar and front bands are picked up and worked after garment assembly.

Finished Dimensions

  • 40 (43¼, 44¾, 48½) (53¼, 58, 61¼, 66)“ [101.5 (110, 113.5, 123) (135.5, 147.5, 155.5, 167.5) cm] circumference at chest, buttoned
  • Sample shown is size 44¾“/113.5 cm with 10¾”/27.5 cm positive ease on model

Yarn

  • 7 (7, 8, 8) (9, 10, 11, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Note: The fourth and fifth sizes use almost exactly 8 and 9 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in color Sweatshirt

Yardage

  • 885 (965, 1035, 1120) (1255, 1385, 1425, 1705) yards [809 (882, 946, 1024) (1148, 1266, 1303, 1559) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 17 stitches & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 71-stitch panel from Chart measures 14½“/37 cm wide (at base) with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

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

  • Tubular Cast On (optional)
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • One-Row Buttonhole
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (grafting)

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate