Birch Bay

Birch Bay

Cabled Turtleneck Pullover

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Delicate cables form decorative oak leaf medallions to paper the extra-wide fabric of this poncho-like pullover. On a ground of reverse stockinette, the cable motifs stand in relief like woodblock carvings. Side vents and exaggerated drop shoulders give this garment easy style, while a loose turtleneck provides a double layer of warmth around your neck. Birch Bay’s front and back are knit flat and sewn together; stitches for the double-ribbed sleeves and neck are picked up and worked in the round. Tubular hems and chain selvedges ensure a tidy finish everywhere. This garment is meant to be generously oversized, with 16-18” of ease.

YARDAGE

  • 1215 (1320, 1450, 1565, 1730, 1845) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

YARN

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

Gauge
  • 17 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 14 stitch panel from Chart A or B measures 2 5⁄8″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 18 stitches & 30 rounds = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), unstretched after blocking
  • 21 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size C needle(s), unstretched after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric and Collar Ribbing)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Bind Off)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size C (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Bind Off only)

  • one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Finished dimensions
  • 49 (52½, 56½, 60, 63, 67)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 16-18″ (generously oversized fit)
  • Sample shown is size 52½” with + 18” ease on model

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

  • Chain Selvedge
  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On (Flatt Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • 2×2 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
  • Steam Blocking
Julie Hoover
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