Cuddle down in a roomy Shelter tunic with an unusual neckline. The front and back, which are knit flat, feature a central panel of chevrons formed with simple left and right twists and a touch of garter stitch. The patterned sections form a self-finished neck edge and extend from the front to form the collar. The flanking motif of slipped stitches and tiny cables is echoed on the bracelet-length sleeves. For a hint of unexpected asymmetry, the chevrons change direction at the left side of the neck.
Larus is intended for 6-8” of cozy ease, and you may find you’re in no hurry to take it off, so choose a color you want to live in.
- 1310 (1430, 1580, 1700, 1855, 1995) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Barn Owl
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 10-stitch panel from Left or Right Side Panel Chart measures 15/8″ wide
- 16-stitch panel from Chevron Chart or Inverse Chevron Chart measures 3″ wide
- 11-stitch panel from Center Body Panel Chart measures 1¾” wide
- 14-stitch panel from Sleeve Chart measures 2¼” wide
Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
- 41½ (45, 48¾, 52¼, 55¾, 59¼)” [105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 6–8″ [15–20.5 cm]
- Sample shown is size 45″ [114.5 cm] with 13″ [33 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Rib Cabled Cast On
- Sloped Bind Off
- Joinery Bind Off