Woods wear meets modern style in a rugged pullover with thoughtful details. Shelter marls add a frostbitten effect to a simple stranded motif that conjures mountain ranges through falling snow. Sinuous raglan shaping provides a tailored fit at the shoulders while a steeked neckline allows the colorwork to continue in the round. With features like a self-faced shawl collar that envelopes the cut edges for a perfectly secure finish, Peaks is a treat for the advanced knitter.
- 8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12) skeins of Color 1 (C1) and 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Color 2 (C2) of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in colors Narwhal (C1) & Newsprint (C2) and Caribou (C1) & Fossil (C2)
- 1090 (1160, 1320, 1395, 1555, 1620) yards C1 and 385 (415, 480, 510, 580, 605) yards C2 of worsted weight wool yarn
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4″ in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
- 19 stitches & 23 rounds = 4″ in pattern from Peaks Chart with Size A/Size B needle, after blocking
Note: Correct length of the garment is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch and Single-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)
- 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 Two-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
- Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. We recommend trying Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting.
Size C (for Ribbing)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
*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).
- 40½ (43, 48, 50½, 55½, 58)” [103 (109, 122, 128.5, 141, 147.5) cm] circumference at chest
- Intended Ease: + 3–5″ [7.5–12.5 cm]
- Sample shown is size 43″ [109 cm] with 7″ [18 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
- Color Dominance
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
- Rib Cabled Cast On
- Backward Loop Cast On
- Securing a Steek: Crochet Method
- Securing a Steek: Sewn Method (Machine or Hand)
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
- Joinery Bind Off