Opulent cables take center stage in this luscious oversized sweater coat. Rowe is worked in pieces, beginning with a deep band of ribbing that gives way to richly cabled panels inspired by Celtic designs. The fronts and back are worked straight to the armholes without shaping; the sleeves are set in and then the cozy neckband and front ribbing is picked up and worked to double length so it can be folded and stitched down inside for extra warmth and structure.
Rowe is designed for lots of positive ease, so you can throw it on to dress up a casual outfit or use it in place of a coat when the weather is mild. Choose a neutral hue from the Shelter palette or make it a statement piece in a bold color like Long Johns or Hayloft.
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 1915 (2040, 2275, 2380, 2580, 2735) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 14 (15, 17, 17, 19, 20) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Truffle Hunt
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 19 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 32-stitch panel from Chart A or C measures 5″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 52-stitch panel from Chart B measures 6¾” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- For all charts, 30 rows = 4″, after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing):
- One 47″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
- One 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Note: A size 4.5 mm crochet hook is used to join the collar during finishing.
- 40¼ (43½, 46¾, 50½, 53½, 57¼)” circumference at bust (including collar; with fronts touching)
- Intended Ease: + 6–8″
- Sample shown is size 43½” with + 9¼” ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Sloped Bind Off
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
- Tubular Cast On (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)