A menswear look is cleverly made over in a modern, feminine style by adjustments to every detail of the fit. A-line shaping and narrow stockinette sleeves keep the silhouette fresh and flattering, and the traditional drop shoulders are edited with subtle details to effect an attractive texture change below the shoulder without bulk. Striking oversized cables on a ground of double moss stitch visually lengthen the torso, and a yarnover technique allows them to lie flatter than usual. A column of single rib travels up each side from the hem to conceal the decreases. Neat ribbed hem treatments and a gracious neckline make Hawser a versatile layering piece.
Knit in the round to the underarm, this pullover works up quickly in Shelter. The front and back yokes are worked flat and seamed to the sleeves, and a turned neckband picked up and knit in the round polishes the piece. Ample ease and plenty of swing make this a garment to live, work, and play in.
1540 (1670, 1855, 2055, 2230, 2435) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 18) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Long Johns
18 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4” in Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
17-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 2¼“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and neckband only):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size B
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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
Size D (for neckband turning round only):
One circular needle (any length), two sizes larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)
35¼ (38¾, 42½, 46, 49½, 53)“ circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4–5”
Sample shown is size 38¾” with + 4¾“ ease on model