Dress up or down in a classic V-neck pullover distinguished by lush textures. Designed to fit with several inches of ease, Spinnaker layers comfortably over work wear or casual tees. Forking cables embedded in a field of cluster stitches on reverse stockinette keep the knitting engaging, but the motifs are easy to read and memorize. Though the body is worked straight to the armholes, the cables create flattering lines and give the suggestion of waist shaping. The wide neckline is shaped with full-fashioned double decreases that integrate with the cluster stitch pattern to beautifully frame the collarbones and face.
Spinnaker is worked flat in pieces, making the cable crossings and cluster stitches simple to track, and sewn together. Tubular cast-ons and an i-cord bind-off ensure that every detail is perfect. Knit it in a saturated color of Shelter for impact or choose an earthy neutral to go with everything.
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 1155 (1300, 1450, 1575, 1770, 1915) yards
- 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Old World
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 16 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in Cluster Stitch Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 18-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 2½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ 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 32″ circular needle*, and two double-pointed needles (DPN), one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):
- One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)” circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 2–4”
- Sample shown is size 37” with + 3″ ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Applied I-cord
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
- Tubular Cast On – flat knitting (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)-