Woodlands by Tif Neilan

Woodlands

Knitting
March 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch and Colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
959 - 2080 yards (877 - 1902 m)
34 - 66" / 86.5 - 167.5 cm Finished Bust Circumference
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Woodlands is a sport weight, drop-shoulder construction sweater. This design is worked top-down, seamlessly and a features Herringbone stitch detailing along the collar and hem. The body of Woodlands is adorned with a textural stripe pattern in two contrast colorways.

I wanted this design to have a casual, vintage-menswear vibe contradicted by the feminine silhouette of a drop shoulder boxy pullover with bracelet length sleeves. The herringbone accents on the collar and hem add a textural juxtaposition to the Stockinette stitch body.

This pullover is offered as Cropped (waist) or Standard (high-hip) length for styling versatility.

This is an intermediate level pattern.

Suggested Needles
Needle sizes are recommendations only; use needle size necessary to achieve specified gauge.
• Needle A - US 6 / 4 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles, plus DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference (body)

• Needle B - US 10 / 6 mm (herringbone needle) 24” / 60 cm & 32 in / 80 cm (or longer) circular needles (hem and collar)

• Needle C - US 5 / 3.75 mm (or one size smaller than Needle A) 32” / 80 cm circular needles, plus DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference

Notions
• Distinct BOR marker + additional markers
• Waste yarn or stitch holders to hold sleeve stitches
• Darning needle
• Scissors
• Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information (post-blocking)
Note! It is important to swatch the Herringbone Stitch to ensure gauge for proper fit at Collar and bottom Hem. If the stitch feels tight / too difficult to work, do not hesitate to go up needle size(s).

• Stockinette stitch: 24 sts / 28 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch and Colorwork with Size A needle.

• Herringbone Stitch: 22 sts / 24 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in Herringbone Stitch with Size B needle.

Sizing 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Designed to fit with 4 – 8” / 10 – 20 cm positive ease. Select a size 4 – 8” / 10 – 20 cm larger than your actual bust measurement.

• Finished Bust Circumference
34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) (137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm

Additional sizing info & schematic included in pattern

Suggested Yarn & Requirements
Retrosaria Vovó (100% Portuguese wool, 156 yd / 143 m per 50g skein) Sport Weight

• Sample reflects the following colors: Brown 01 (MC), Rust 10 (CC1) and Denim 02 (CC2)

MC (Cropped Length): Approx. 805 (895, 985, 1080, 1180) (1285, 1390, 1495, 1600) yards / 736 (818, 900, 987, 1079) (1174, 1270, 1366, 1462) meters

MC (Standard Length): Approx. 1065 (1165, 1265, 1410, 1510) (1610, 1760, 1860, 1960) yards / 973 (1065, 1156, 1289, 1380) (1472, 1609, 1700, 1791) meters

CC1: Approx. 48 (53, 58, 65, 73) (81, 90, 99, 110) yards / 44 (48, 53, 59, 67) (74, 82, 90, 101) meters

CC2: Approx. 106 (120, 130, 144, 156) (168, 182, 194, 206) yards / 97 (110, 119, 132, 143) (154, 166, 177, 188) meters

Special Techniques
German Short Rows
Herringbone Stitch
Picking up stitches

A helpful tutorial video from Garnstudio for knitting herringbone in the round: