This twist on the basic turtleneck combines raglan shaping on the front and back with concentric decreases on the sleeve caps. Epaulets of reverse stockinette further accentuate the shoulders and add a dash of style to the sweater. Tailored shaping and double-rib tubular edges keep everything tidy, and a relaxed turtleneck allows for easy layering and cozy warmth. Bottom-up circular construction makes this sweater a straightforward and pleasurable knit, with just enough shaping in the charted yoke portion to keep your interest. Choose a slightly oversized fit — we styled Meyer with 8½” of ease — or select a size that will give you a classic 2-4” of ease. This simple sweater is a perfect canvas for the Shelter marls, but looks handsome in any hue.
- 1105 (1235, 1345, 1505, 1625, 1760, 1895) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Caribou
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size B
- 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 (e.g., Sleeves).
- 32¾ (36¼, 39½, 43, 46¼, 49¾, 53)” [83 (92, 100.5, 109, 117.5, 126.5, 134.5) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 6–8″ [15–20.5 cm]
- Sample shown is size 39½” [100.5 cm] with 8½” [21.5 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 2×2 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
- Sloped Bind Off
- 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)