This landscape of cables is a texture lover’s dream. The densely woven fabric of Shelter plays with scale, alternating blocks of small lattice cables and single rib to form a patchwork between cabled zigzags. The lattice cables form an allover pattern on the sides and sleeves, creating an attractive directional shift at the drop shoulders. Learn techniques like the rib cabled cast on and the grafted bind off to add to your knitting tool kit.
- 1610 (1760, 2000, 2275, 2465, 2705) yards of worsted weight yarn
- 12 (13, 15, 17, 18, 20) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
- Sample photographed in color Fauna
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 24 stitches & 29 rows = 4” in Small Woven Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 28¾ stitches & 29 rows = 4” in Woven Diamond Cable Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- One 27-stitch panel from Woven Diamond Cable Chart measures approximately 3¾” wide 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* and one 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
- 39¾ (43¾, 47¾, 51¾, 55¾, 59¾)” / 101 (111, 121.5, 131.5, 141.5, 152) cm circumference at chest
- Intended Ease: + 2–4” (5–10cm)
- Sample shown is size 43¾” 111 cm with ¾” 2 cm ease on model with beige shirt and 2¾” (7 cm) ease on model with burgundy shirt.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Rib Cabled Cast On
- Sloped Bind Off
- Grafted Bind Off